Jones, Woodhead active for AFC Championship


Jones, Woodhead active for AFC Championship

FOXBORO -- Defensive end Chandler Jones and running back Danny Woodhead are active for New England's AFC Championship bout with the Ravens. Both suffered injuries -- a thumb for Woodhead and an ankle for Jones -- in last weekend's Divisional Playoff against Houston. 
There are no real surprises among the Patriots inactives. 
The seven sidelined players are the same who did not play against the Texans except for tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. The Patriots brought up defensive lineman Marcus Forston to fill the 53-man roster's vacancy left by Gronkowski. 
Forston is a healthy scratch today. 
Tight end Daniel Fells, inactive last week as Gronkowski returned (only to break his forearm again), has been reinserted into the game day offense. 
The Patriots had just five players on this week's injury report: CB Marquice Cole (finger), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), DE Trevor Scott, and RB Danny Woodhead. All were probable for Sunday's game; McDonald is the only one who is inactive. 
New England's complete list:WR Kamar Aiken DB Derrick MartinDB Malcolm WilliamsOL Nick McDonald OL Markus ZusevicsDE Jake Bequette
Inactive for Baltimore: CB Asa JacksonOL Ramon HarewoodDL DeAngelo TysonDT Bryan HallS Omar BrownLB Adrian HamiltonWR Deonte Thompson

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter

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