The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints, several of the team’s coaches and defensive end Cameron Jordan more than $500,000 for faking an injury during last Monday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.
The Saints were fined $350,000, head coach Dennis Allen $100,000, co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen $50,000 and Jordan $50,000 for their roles in the fourth-quarter delay. All parties plan to appeal their fines, the sources added.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Jordan looked to the sideline before taking a knee as Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady stepped toward center on a 4th and 10 conversion. Jordan appeared to point to his leg before going to the ground, forcing the delay. The Bucs ultimately decided to punt after the injury timeout.