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Jonathan Jones not fined for hit on Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

Not surprising.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

At roughly the same time Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was clearing the NFL’s concussion protocol, the man who laid the hit on the second-year player found out his fate. New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones will not be fined for the hit that ended Allen’s Week 4 game.

In this case, Allen is a runner and not a QB. If Jones needs to, ya know, tackle him, he is allowed to do that. If it was any other player running in the open field, that hit probably wouldn’t have even been flagged. We detailed the entire case for not ejecting Jones and not suspending him in our full article here.

While Bills coaches and players said the hit was over the line, they probably saw the same thing on replay that we did. This is a good no-fine by the league. They might be trying to legislate this type of hit out of the game, but as the rules are now, it was the right call.