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NFL fines Bucs' Adrian Clayborn $21,000 for illegal hit on New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees in Week 2, source says
Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn became the third Tampa Bay player to receive a fine this week as the league docked Clayborn $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Drew Brees early in the second quarter in Week 2, according to a league source.
It was the first of three unnecessary roughness penalties on Tampa Bay in the second quarter.
The NFL fined Bucs safety Ahmad Black $21,000 for his late hit on Jimmy Graham during last Sunday's game. Black drew an unnecessary roughness penalty in the second quarter after hitting Graham after an incomplete pass. Graham never left the game.
Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson also was fined $100,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Darren Sproles. The league originally suspended Goldson one game, but Goldson appealed and had his sanction reduced.
Bears sign 2 draft picks
The deals announced Wednesday make March Madness Contest them the first picks to sign with their teams.
The 6-foot-5, 316-pound Mills, an offensive tackle, appeared in 37 games with 34 starts in four seasons at Louisiana Tech.
The 6-4, 265-pound Washington, a defensive end, started 25 of 51 games for Georgia. He recorded 76 tackles (46 solo), with 63 quarterback pressures, 10 1/2 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.