EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Game-breaking wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a former LSU star, and five other New York Giants were fined a total of $72,400 for their actions in Sunday’s melee-marred game in St. Louis.
While the NFL doesn’t announce the fines for the past weekend’s games until Friday, kicker Josh Brown and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins discussed the levies Wednesday.
Jenkins said was fined $16,000 for driving Rams quarterback Shaun Hill into the ground after Hill threw an incomplete pass.
Wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre Moore were fined $15,000 apiece for taking part in a brawl that started when Beckham was thrown to the ground well out of bounds by linebacker Alec Ogletree. Parker and Moore were ejected after the play, along with Rams defensive William Hayes. Beckham was fined $10,000 for kicking at Ogletree after the play.
Brown was docked $8,200 for making a kicking motion at a Rams player while on top of a pile after a kickoff return.
Long snapper Zak DeOssie was fined $8,200 for a late hit out of bounds on a punt return.
Manning says he intends to return for 18th season: In Englewood, Colorado, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season.
Manning was asked during his weekly news conference if there was a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire.
He replied: “I have not thought about those circumstances at all. So I certainly plan on being back, if the Broncos will have me. But at this point, I’m kind of thinking about Oakland.”
Manning, 38, said he knows talk turns to the coaching carousel this time of year, and “I get to fall into that category because maybe I’m closer to the same age as some of the coaches. But yeah, I have no plans along those lines. I’m enjoying playing.”
Griffin limited with sprained shoulder: In Ashburn, Virginia, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was limited him in practice Wednesday with a sprained throwing shoulder.
Griffin was hurt on a sack by Fletcher Cox in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin remained in the game.
The Redskins have only one other quarterback, Kirk Cousins, on the 53-man roster, but coach Jay Gruden said he doesn’t think the injury is serious enough to bring in someone else as a contingency measure.
Colt McCoy, who started five games this season, is on injured reserve with a neck injury.
Griffin has had an injury-riddled three seasons in the NFL. He’s had two major leg injuries, including a dislocated ankle that sidelined him for six games this season.
Matthews NFC DEFENSIVE player of week: Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews is the NFC’s Player of the Week on defense.
Matthews had 2½ sacks and six tackles, including four for losses, against Tampa Bay.