Quarless fined $8K for scuffle with Jets

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Andrew Quarless was fined $8,268 for his role in Sunday's third-quarter scuffle with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson following Randall Cobb's successful two-point conversion.

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (81) and New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (91) get into a scuffle at the end of a play in the third quarter during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media/@PGevansiegle

Following the play, which gave Green Bay a 24-21 lead, Quarless and Richardson proceeded to grab each other's facemask during the scrum. Richardson was also docked $8,268 and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The biggest fine levied was to Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, who was docked $20,000 for throwing punches at Packers guard Josh Sitton. He was ejected from the game, an offense that carries an automatic fine.

Neither Sitton nor right guard T.J. Lang were fined. Also, nobody on the Packers' roster or staff was fined for the team's sideline penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct in the second quarter.


-- Receiver Jared Abbrederis underwent reconstructive knee surgery five weeks ago and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, if not sooner.

"Obviously the goal would be to be ready even before that," said Abbrederis, a Wautoma native and fifth-round pick in May's NFL draft. "Come the offseason program to be able to do everything. We'll see. I'm not making any promises. I think that's where a healthy goal should be. We'll see what happens."

-- The Packers placed outside linebacker Andy Mulumba (torn ACL) on injured reserve. A former undrafted free agent, Mulumba's contract has a split-salary clause in it, so his salary will be prorated from $318,000 the rest of the season.

They didn't make a corresponding roster move.

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