Green Bay Packers cover man Ryan Taylor, right, tackles the Arizona Cardinals' William Powell during the opening kickoff at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4. Taylor was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a blindside hit during a punt return later in the first quarter. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Ryan Taylor's block on Arizona safety Rashad Johnson has cost the Green Bay Packers' second-year tight end some cash.
The NFL has fined Taylor $21,000 for his impactful hit on Johnson against the Cardinals, a league spokesperson has confirmed. It occurred on Randall Cobb's 28-yard punt return in the Packers' 31-17 win on Nov. 4.
The league ruled Taylor delivered an illegal blindside block to Johnson, who was pursuing an angle to Cobb on the first-quarter punt return when he was leveled by Taylor. ...