Bears OLB Willie Young fined for roughing the passer

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The Bears made life tough on Rams quarterback Nick Foles last week in St. Louis, but one hit crossed the line according to the NFL.

Outside linebacker Willie Young was fined $17,363 for his roughing-the-passer penalty in the fourth quarter of the Bears’ 37-13 victory against the Rams.

Young shoved Foles in the back following a pass attempt. Young was penalized on the play, which came in the final five minutes. It wasn’t an egregious hit, but Young didn’t slow his progress after beating left tackle Greg Robinson and collided with Foles, who tumbled to the ground.

With Pernell McPhee sidelined by a knee injury, Young turned in arguably his best game this season in St. Louis. Two plays after his penalty, Young intercepted Foles and took off for a 39-yard return. It was the first interception of his career.

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