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NFL fines Titans DE Hayes $15K for hit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)

The NFL has fined Titans defensive end William Hayes $15,000 for a hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, a punishment he plans to appeal.

Hayes said Thursday he was fined for putting too much weight on the quarterback as he hit Ryan. Hayes says he fell to Ryan's side as he hit him trying to avoid just that.

He says he wants to talk to somebody in the NFL to explain the rule to him because he doesn't understand how to tackle a quarterback and not put some weight into the hit.

Hayes was flagged for roughing the passer, hitting Ryan just after he had thrown a pass and picking up a 15-yard penalty in the second quarter of a 23-17 loss to Atlanta.

Tagged: Falcons, Titans, Matt Ryan, William Hayes

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