Broncos’ Stewart, Marshall fined for Newton hits

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos reserve Darian Stewart and linebacker Brandon Marshall will have to open their checkbooks in a arise of a team’s 21-20 feat over a Carolina Panthers in final Thursday’s NFL deteriorate opener.

Stewart has been fined $18,231 by a NFL, sources told ESPN, for his helmet-to-helmet strike on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton that came with usually underneath 40 seconds remaining in a game. Stewart was flagged for roughing a passer on a play, though Newton was also flagged for conscious education on a same play, offsetting a penalties.

Marshall, whose strike in a third entertain was not flagged, was fined $24,309 for impermissible use of a helmet, a source told ESPN.

Replays clearly showed a contact, though Stewart pronounced after a diversion that he believed he was personification within a rules.

“I suspicion we got him with my shoulder, too,” Stewart said. “But he’s a tough actor to tackle, he’s so big, and when he runs, he leans like a using back, entrance right during you.”

Stewart and Marshall’s fines lift a Broncos’ deteriorate sum by defensive players to three. Cornerback Bradley Roby was docked $24,309 for nonessential harshness as a outcome of a strike on Los Angeles Rams far-reaching receiver Duke Williams in a preseason diversion final month.

And some-more Broncos could be combined to a list, given a joining was reviewing several hits on Newton from a opener, including strike done on other plays by linebacker Von Miller and Roby.

Marshall pronounced progressing this week he approaching to be fined.

“It didn’t [look good)], we don’t wish to contend too most since we know they’re going to excellent me,” Marshall said. “I’ll be removing a letter.”

NFL clamp boss of officiating Dean Blandino pronounced Tuesday he believed one chastisement had not been flagged for a strike on Newton in a diversion that should have been. That play is believed to be Marshall’s hit.

treated foul by a officiating in a game.

The NFL and a NFL Players Association any pronounced progressing in a week they would examine how a concussion custom was enacted in Newton’s box to see if a quarterback was checked quick and entirely adequate during a game.

Broncos manager Gary Kubiak has shielded his players opposite criticisms that a group is personification “dirty.”

“I disagree,” Kubiak pronounced Monday. “We play hard, we’re going to continue to play hard.”

Said Marshall: “We’re not dirty. When we consider of dirty, we consider of stepping on somebody’s ankle during a bottom of a pile, rambling somebody around. We usually play hard, man. We strike hard. We play quick … we play faster than any invulnerability in a league, in my opinion. Look during some of a unwashed plays in a league. There’s a lot of unwashed players. That’s not the M.O.”

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