Bucs' Evan Dietrich-Smith fined

Published Sept. 27, 2014

NFL fines Dietrich-Smith $16,536

Even in the context of a 56-14 loss, the Sept. 18 Falcons game was a rough one for Bucs center Evan Dietrich-Smith. He saw two snaps count as fumbles — one lost — and now has been fined $16,536 by the league for a pair of unnecessary roughness penalties during the third quarter. Dietrich-Smith was flagged for jumping on the back of a Falcons player who was facedown, then four minutes later for head-butting a player as he pushed him after a play. Dietrich-Smith drew just three flags all of last season as he started every game for the Packers, two holds and a false start. For his career, he had drawn just one 15-yard penalty, a clip in 2011.

Bills: Starting left guard Chris Williams (back) and starting receiver Marquise Goodwin (concussion) were ruled out after previously being listed as doubtful.

Chiefs: Running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is probable for Monday after practicing for the third consecutive day (though all on a limited basis). But strong safety Eric Berry (ankle) was ruled out.

49ers: A hearing for defensive end Ray McDonald's domestic violence case, scheduled for Monday, was canceled. The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office said it will not be rescheduled "unless or until charges are filed." The former Gator has not missed any games since his arrest in August.

Patriots: Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, who started two games, went on injured reserve with foot injury but is eligible to return in eight weeks. Also, tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) practiced on a limited basis and is probable for Monday.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.