NFL fines Damarious Randall and Davante Adams

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) reaches for the goal line as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) tries to tackle him during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers on January 15, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)
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Green Bay Packers defensive back Damarious Randall was fined $9,115 by the NFL for tossing the ball at Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after recording a pick-six during Sunday’s win. Another Packers player — wide receiver Davante Adams — was fined $6,076 for throwing the ball into the crowd.

Additionally, Houston Texans safety Marcus Gilchrist was fined $24,309 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce that landed him in the league’s concussion protocol.

During the fourth quarter of the Packers-Cowboys game on Sunday, a ball thrown from Prescott clanked right off the hands of one of his receivers and into the mitts of Randall, who took it the other way for a touchdown. After crossing the pylon, Randall nonchalantly flicked the ball in the direction of the Dallas quarterback. Randall, who had been benched in the second half during the Week 4, proved to be a difference maker in the Packers win.

Adams suffered a concussion in Week 4 but made it back in time to play a pivotal role, and hauled in the game-winner. However, the ball he caught with only a few ticks left on the clock was launched into the AT&T Stadium crowd. The Packers, who have reeled off three straight wins, are on the road Sunday to face the rival Minnesota Vikings.

Kelce suffered a concussion but should be a go on Sunday barring any setbacks, as should outside linebacker Justin Houston. During Sunday’s game between the Texans and Chiefs, Kansas City lost Chris Conley for the remainder of the season while Houston lost both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the year.

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