SANTA CLARA -- Linebackers Patrick Willis and Dan Skuta were not fined for their penalties in the 49ers’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but the NFL imposed fines on three other 49ers players.
The NFL on Friday said wide receiver Anquan Boldin, tackle Jonathan Martin and safety Eric Reid were fined $8,268 apiece for their infractions in a 23-14 loss to the Cardinals.
Boldin was fined for head-butting Cardinals defensive back Tony Jefferson, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty. Martin was fined for a clipping penalty. And Reid was fined for grabbing an opponent by the facemask.
There is no indication whether Boldin was fined for his postgame comments, in which he criticized the officiating's role in the 49ers' back-to-back losses. Those fines are handled separately than on-field discipline, and the league generally does not disclose whether players and coaches are fined for their public comments.
The NFL’s football operations department, led by Merton Hanks and Troy Vincent, concluded the actions of Willis and Skuta did not warrant penalties. They were penalized on back-to-back plays for hits on Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton.
Also, cornerback Chris Culliver was not fined for a taunting penalty.