Despite the Steelers’ best efforts, Ndamukong Suh has not been fined for striking Ben Roethlisberger’s knee with his foot, the Miami Herald has learned.
The Steelers submitted video of the play to the NFL, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, but the league decided not to punish Suh, who had a reputation for dirty play while a member of the Detroit Lions. Suh was not penalized during the game.
“Just a guy trying to play hard and get to the quarterback,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday, when asked about the kick.
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Three other Dolphins were fined by the league for NFL violations in Week 6.
The NFL slapped right tackle Ja’Wuan James, running back Jay Ajayi and running back Damien Williams all with fines of $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Three Dolphins sidelined
No surprise here: The Dolphins will be without their top two tight ends Sunday against the Bills.
They’ve ruled out Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims, both of whom are in the concussion protocol.
Cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) also will not play.
The Bills, meanwhile, will likely have their first-round pick in the fold for the first time this season. They activated linebacker Shaq Lawson off the physically unable to perform list, a strong indication that Lawson will play. Lawson had shoulder surgery in May.
The Bills will be without former Miami Hurricanes tackle Seantrel Henderson (back), but could have running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy is battling a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (hamstring) is doubtful.
Four Dolphins are questionable for Sunday: running back Arian Foster (hamstring), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (groin), cornerback Tony Lippett (hamstring) and linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hamstring/calf).