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Houston security Jalen Pitre fined $9045 for hit that knocked Alec Pierce out for Sunday – IndyStar


INDIANAPOLIS — The hit in Houston that knocked rookie Colts receiver Alec Pierce out of this week’s recreation in Jacksonville has drawn the NFL’s consideration.

Rookie Texans security Jalen Pitre has been fined $9,045 for the hit on Pierce, successful that was flagged for pointless roughness.

Pitre was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit so exhausting that it bent Pierce’s face masks.

“I needed to get my face masks modified,” Pierce stated within the locker room after Sunday’s recreation.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Alec Pierce (14) drops a pass as Houston Texans cornerback Steven Nelson (21) and safety Jalen Pitre (5) defend during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Pierce performed the remainder of the sport, taking 47 snaps general, however the Colts rookie developed concussion signs later within the week and was positioned within the concussion protocol.

Indianapolis allowed Pierce to follow in a crimson, non-contact jersey — the fourth of 5 steps within the NFL’s concussion protocol — on Thursday, however the staff’s analysis of Pierce on Friday led the Colts to carry out the rookie receiver.

“Alec didn’t get to some extent the place he may clear the protocol this morning,” Colts head coach Frank Reich stated. “So he might be out, however really feel like he’s making good progress.”


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