The Titans hit around Joe Flacco on Sunday in their 26-13 win over the Ravens, and one hit has been singled out as one that will carry a fine with it.
Defensive end Derrick Morgan says the NFL fined him $7,500 for a late hit on Flacco, and he plans to appeal for an action that was a split-second reaction.
Flacco had fumbled the ball on the play after he scrambled after it and fell on the ball. Flacco was touched by a Tennessee teammate just before Morgan came in and hit Flacco. Officials flagged Morgan for unnecessary roughness for the late hit.
Morgan said Wednesday that even one of the Ravens’ offensive lineman looked at the replay and called it a tough penalty.
The 26-13 win was the first game back for Morgan, a first-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2010. He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth game of his rookie season. But he also had a sack against the Ravens.