One day after Dean Blandino, head of the NFL's officials, came out and said that the devastating block thrown by Terence Garvin on Cincinnati Bengals' punter Kevin Huber should have been a penalty, the league took action. On Wednesday, the league fined Garvin $25,000 for the hit.
The fine came as no surprise to Garvin or the Steelers organization, as both expected the league to come down on the undrafted rookie linebacker out of West Virginia University. At this point, Garvin has expressed that there was no intent to injure Huber on the play and intends on appealing the fine.
The Steelers also saw one of their players depart on Wednesday as the Chicago Bears signed offensive tackle Joe Long from the practice squad. The former undrafted rookie free agent, who started his career with the Saint Louis Rams, had spent all of 2013 with the Steelers on their practice squad.
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