Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and strong safety DeJon Gomes did not receive fines for personal fouls committed to last Monday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
Fletcher received a penalty for hitting
Ben Roethlisberger Le’Veon Bell after the Steelers quarterback had started to slide at the end of a scramble.
Gomes committed to personal fouls. First, he was flagged for a late hit out of bounds. Later he received a penalty for a helmet to helmet hit on the wide receiver Will Johnson.
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said on Thursday that after reviewing the play, he didn’t see anything wrong with what Gomes did on his tackle of Johnson.
“The other one on D.J., the helmet-to-helmet, I don’t know what to tell him on that,” Haslett said. “The play, I thought, was outstanding from the standpoint that the coverage was excellent, and it was just helmet-to-helmet. The other one, we pushed a guy out of bounds. That’s not very smart. You can’t push a guy three or four yards out of bounds and think you’re going to get away with it. I thought that was a bad choice or a bad decision by D.J. on that. But the helmet-to-helmet, I really don’t know what to tell him on that. What are you going to do?”
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