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Fine for Jackson head butt

Giants safety Aaron Rouse was fined $5,000 for his head butt to the Eagles' DeSean Jackson on Sunday, according to the league. Jackson, who appeared to be taunting Rouse, was not hit with a fine. The wide receiver did, however, receive a $2,000 hit to his checkbook for violating a uniform rule.

Fine for Jackson head butt

Eagles´ wideout Jeremy Maclin left last week´s game against the Giants after hurting his foot. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)
Eagles' wideout Jeremy Maclin left last week's game against the Giants after hurting his foot. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)

Giants safety Aaron Rouse was fined $5,000 for his head butt to the Eagles' DeSean Jackson on Sunday, according to the league. Jackson, who appeared to be taunting Rouse, was not hit with a fine. The wide receiver did, however, receive a $2,000 hit to his checkbook for violating a uniform rule.

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole was fined $15,000 for his involvement in the fight that concluded the Eagles' 45-38 win over New York.

FROM EARLIER:

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is out for Sunday's game, as is running back Brian Westbrook. Maclin didn't practice today as he hasn't all week as he recovers from a tear in the plantar fascia in his left foot. Westbrook practiced with the scout team all week, but he was not medically cleared to play after a series of tests.

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"He did not have it this week," Reid said. "We'll see about this next week. ... He actually feels very good."

Brent Celek, meanwhile, was listed as questionable. The tight end was limited at today's practice. He said he's ready to go as did coach Andy Reid. 

"He's good right now," Reid said. "Right now he's good, ready to play."

With Maclin out, Kevin Curtis will dress for the first time in three months. Reid was asked how much he expects to get out of the 31-year-old who had arthroscopic knee surgery in October.

"He'll get out there and play," Reid said. Wide receiver Reggie "Brown will start. We'll just see. We'll see how he feels as we go through it."

Reid also divulged today that rookie Moise Fokou will play at strong-side linebacker along with regular starter Chris Gocong.

"They're both good players," Reid said. "There is a chance both of them are on the field at the same time. There's a chance one of them is on the field."

The Eagles play the 49ers at the Linc at 1 p.m.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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