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Jamie Collins fined for hit on Brandon Tate

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Brandon Tate fair-caught a punt midway through the second quarter. Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins never saw it (we assume) and was fined for the hit by the league office.

Jim Rogash

With over nine minutes remaining in the second quarter, New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen punted the football 35 yards to Cincinnati's 23-yard line. Brandon Tate waived for the fair catch and caught the football.

New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins didn't see the fair catch and bull-dozed Tate.


(Courtesy NESN)

The Bengals were granted a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty, moving Cincinnati to their own 38-yard line. Cincinnati consumed over four minutes on the clock, but scored their first points on Mike Nugent's 23-yard field goal.

For his part, Collins was fined $8,268 by the league on Friday.