FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 12: Vince Wilfork 75 of the New England Patriots watches the action from the sidelines during the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Vince Wilfork‘s wallet is a little lighter this week. Pat Chung‘s is still the same.
Wilfork was fined $30,000 by the NFL for hitting Jaguars offensive lineman Steve Vallos in the head at the end of a fourth-quarter punt return, according to the NFL. The defensive lineman was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play, resulting in a 15-yard penalty.
Chung, on the other hand, did not have any additional punishment handed down by the league after he was called for a 15-yard penalty for a hit on wide receiver Cecil Shorts. Chung’s hit drew about a half-dozen flags from the officials, but apparently it did not warrant any monetary punishment for the Patriots’ safety.
The Patriots will face Miami in Week 17 hoping to earn a first-round bye for the playoffs.