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Titans DE Derrick Morgan fined $7,500 for hit on Flacco

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan says the NFL fined him $7,500 for a late hit on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, and he plans to appeal for an action that was a split-second reaction.

Flacco had fumbled the ball in Sunday's 26-13 loss to Tennessee when he scrambled after it and fell on the ball.

Flacco was touched by a Tennessee teammate just before Morgan came in and hit Flacco. Officials flagged Morgan for unnecessary roughness for the late hit.

Morgan said Wednesday that even 1 of the Ravens' offensive lineman looked at the replay and called it a tough penalty.

The 26-13 win was the first game back for Morgan, a first-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2010. He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth game of his rookie season. But he also had a sack against the Ravens.

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