There is no offseason when it comes to NFL fines.
A source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport on Monday that the league fined Titans running back Dion Lewis $28,075 for unnecessary roughness and lowering his helmet in Tennessee’s Aug. 17 preseason game against the New England Patriots.
Despite Lewis going unpenalized on the play in question, the eighth-year veteran will still be docked big money despite NFL players only receiving minimal preseason pay. Yahoo Sports reported Monday that veteran players receive $2,000 weekly from the beginning of training camp through the week before the regular season starts.
Lewis, 28, reportedly played just 10 snaps in the game, recording four carries for 16 yards and one catch for 9 yards.
Lewis is entering his second season with the Titans after spending three years with the Patriots (2015-17), in addition to two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12). He also was on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster in 2014 but didn’t get into a game.
He started seven of 16 games in 2018, rushing for 517 yards on 155 carries while adding 59 receptions for 400 yards.