NFL Notes: Fines, Dolphins, Packers, Rams



Tom Pelissero reports that the NFL and NFLPA agreed to keep the on-field fines at the 2016 levels this season.

Here’s the full list of fines this year:


  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins will need to clear some cap room next year and offers a few names worth watching this year.
  • According to Jackson, some notable veterans for Miami could be cap casualties include CB Byron Maxwell, TE Julius Thomas, RT Ja-Wuan James, C Mike Pouncey and DE Cameron Wake.
  • As for QB Ryan Tannehill, multiple sources have told Jackson that he’s “very much” in their plans and even a great year from Jay Cutler probably wouldn’t change that.
  • If the Dolphins were to make Tannehill available for trade, former GM Michael Lombardi believes they could probably get a similar trade package to the two first-round picks the 49ers got in return for Alex Smith several years ago.


  • Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers signed DT Quinton Dial to a one-year contract worth $1 more than the veteran minimum ($775,001), which leaves the door open for a potential contract extension. The Packers couldn’t sign Dial to an extension had they not including the $1 extra.
  • As for OLB Ahmad Brooks, Silverstein mentions that he receives a one-year, $3.5 million contract with half guaranteed in the form of a signing bonus. Brooks’ deal also includes $750,000 in per-game roster bonus and $1.5 million in not likely to be earned incentives, per Silverstein.


  • Michael Lombardi predicts that the Rams will be one of the teams to tank for USC QB Sam Darnold after Week 8.
  • Lombardi thinks the Rams could explore a trade for a quarterback by Week 5 and tosses out Bears QB Mike Glennon as some one worth keeping an eye on for them.
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