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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Shaq Lawson, Micah Hyde reported fined from Jaguars game

Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson was reportedly fined $33,425 for his role in last week's fight with Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette, according to That is the minimum fine for fighting, per the NFL's fine schedule.

Additionally, the Associated Press reported that Bills safety Micah Hyde was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game.

Fournette received a one-game suspension after he came off the bench and threw the first punch. His base salary this season is $1,699,129, so missing 1/17 of the season will cost him nearly $100,000. A suspension would've cost Lawson over $81,000.

The NFL says all fine money goes to the NFL Player Care Foundation and the Gene Upshaw Players Association’s Players Assistance Trust, not to the league itself.

Onside kicks are on the outs: New rule changes to kickoffs this season seem to be having averse effects on onside kicks, which are much harder to recover than they used to be.



Sean McDermott, Bills use ‘Kaizen’ strategy to stress constant improvement: What's that? You're tired of hearing about "The Process"? Great – Sean McDermott has a new word for you. Vic Carucci introduces you to "Kaizen," a Japanese word for continuous improvement.

Pregame primer: The CBS broadcast crew this week has Andrew Catalon on play-by-play with former Bill James Lofton as the color analyst.

A lasting childhood moment, thanks to Jim Kelly: Sean Kirst shared the story of the Kita family, who had an unexpected run-in with Jim Kelly.


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