The NFL levied a fine on Eagles second-year defensive tackle Fletcher Cox for his late hit on quarterback Robert Griffin III in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Redskins.
Cox was fined $7,857 for the penalty, which occurred on Washington’s first play from scrimmage, an incomplete pass down the right sideline to Pierre Garcon.
Griffin had scrambled to his right to avoid a collapsing pocket and fired for Garcon just before stepping out of bounds. Cox, who had been pursuing the Redskins’ dynamic quarterback, clearly hit Griffin after the quarterback had crossed out of bounds.
Cox was penalized 15 yards for the infraction.
Here’s exactly where the penalty took place: