Ward was fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness on a play in which he was not penalized. He was fined for hit to the head of Saints receiver Tre'Quan Smith that knocked him out of the game with a concussion.Warner was fined $6,450 for a facemask penalty against Saints receiver Deonte Harris.
Street was called for a controversial penalty for roughing the passer, a key play in the 49ers’ loss. Referee Brad Rogers ruled Street landed with his body weight on Brees. But replays showed Street turned his body to avoid a full-force fall on Brees.
Street's first NFL sack was nullified. Three plays later, the Saints pulled into a 10-10 tie on Alvin Kamara's 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
The Saints this week placed Brees on injured reserve. Brees did not return to action in the second half of the Saints 27-13 victory over the 49ers.
ESPN reported Brees has three fractured ribs on his left side, two on his right side and a collapsed lung. The two broken ribs on his right side were a result of Street’s hit.
He reportedly entered the game with broken ribs, but the Saints listed Brees with only a right shoulder injury on their injury report prior to the game against the 49ers.
The NFL fine schedule calls for a $15,000 fine for roughing the passer.
Saints defensive linemen David Onyemata and Malcolm Roach also avoided fines for plays on which they were penalized for roughing-the-passer calls against 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens.
Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson was not fined for a first-quarter play on which he was penalized for lowering his head to initiate contact with 49ers receiver Kendrick Bourne.