Patriots’ Julian Edelman fined $63,504 for unnecessary roughness

The NFL announced Saturday that New England receiver Julian Edelman, formerly of Woodside High School and College of San Mateo, has been fined $63,504 for three separate instances of unnecessary roughness in a victory over Buffalo, only one of which was penalized.

Edelman was fined twice for $26,739 apiece and once for $10,026. The only penalty came when he blocked Buffalo’s Siran Neal after calling for a fair catch on a punt.

Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams was fined $43,449, about half for an altercation with Green Bay right tackle Bryan Bulaga and the other half for a hit on quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Williams was ejected after throwing a punch at Bulaga late in the second quarter.

Houston defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was fined $40,110 for hitting Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles late and grabbing his facemask.

Briefly: The Bears activated right guard Kyle Long from injured reserve, clearing the way for the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to play in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Minnesota. Long has been out since Oct. 28, when he suffered a tendon injury in his right foot against the Jets. … The Lions put cornerback DeShawn Shead on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed cornerback Andre Chachere off the practice squad. They also ruled out returner Jamal Agnew and cornerback Nevin Lawson for Sunday’s game against the Packers because of injuries.

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