NFL fines Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware, Malik Jackson for hits against Chiefs

Sept. 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during during warm-ups before the game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Denver Broncos left Arrowhead Stadium with a victory over the Chiefs in Week 2.

Two Denver defensive players, however, are lighter in the wallet for their actions during the game.

The NFL fined outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware $17,363 for roughing the passer, while defensive end Malik Jackson was fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness, a league spokesman confirmed Friday with

Ware’s infraction occurred at the 10:50 mark of the first quarter.

Facing a first-and-15, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed a 24-yard pass to tight end James O’Shaughnessy before Ware hit Smith below the knee area, which drew the 15-yard penalty.

Jackson drew his penalty at the 10:22 mark in the second quarter after hitting running back Jamaal Charles late following a 3-yard run on second-and-8. Charles would get his revenge two plays later with a 34-yard touchdown run.

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was not fined for his unnecessary roughness penalty, per the league spokesman.

Miller was penalized at the 11:11 mark of the second quarter after leveling Alex Smith behind the line of scrimmage despite the play blown dead before the snap.


Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.