Logan Mankins fined $10K for clipping

Patriots left guard Logan Mankins was fined $10,000 for an illegal clip in Sunday's 55-31 win over the Steelers.

Mankins was penalized on the play, a Stevan Ridley run for no gain in the first quarter. The zone run came to the right side, and Mankins was attempting to block nose tackle Steve McLendon.

Center Ryan Wendell made some initial contact with McLendon but appeared to be trying to get to the second level as Mankins went low on McLendon from behind. Mankins put his arms into the air after learning he was penalized, as he didn't seem to think it was a clip.