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NFL fines Solder $7,500

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  December 2, 2011 04:04 PM

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Patriots rookie offensive lineman Nate Solder was fined $7,500 by the NFL for an illegal clip in the team's win over the Eagles last Sunday.

"Specifically, on a run play, he struck the opponent from behind and below the waist," a league spokesman said in an email.

Solder was flagged for clipping on a third-quarter direct snap play to Danny Woodhead on third-and-4 for the Patriots. Philly declined the penalty; Woodhead only picked up a yard on the play.

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