Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has received a "six-figure" fine from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds in a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishment had not been made public.

Dockett refused to go along with a coach's directive to allow the Jets to score late in the game so the Cardinals could get the ball back and go for the tying touchdown.

He indicated in a tweet Friday night that he was appealing through the players union.

The punishment stems from a directive from the coaching staff to allow the Jets to score when they had the ball deep in Arizona territory in the final minutes. Dockett refused and got into a heated on-field argument with safety Kerry Rhodes about it.

Eagles: Defensive tackle Mike Patterson is hospitalized with viral pneumonia, team trainer Rick Burkholder said, adding that Patterson was "doing fine" and was stable while the team awaited test results.

Burkholder also said quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday against Tampa Bay because of concussion symptoms.

Browns: Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs' career in the NFL, so the thought of the league abolishing the play irritates him.


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"They need to call it a different league if they do that," Cribbs said. "It'll change the game drastically."

Earlier this week, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league's competition committee will consider eliminating kickoffs in the offseason in an effort to reduce head injuries and protect players.

Broncos: Defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.

Titans: Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion, and his sixth overall, when the Titans visit Indianapolis on Sunday.

Jurisprudence: Former NFL wide receiver David Boston has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for punching a woman last year. Boston, 34, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery last month.

The Philadelphia Inquirer contributed to this report.