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Brace fined $5,000

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  December 24, 2009 05:31 PM

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On Sunday, Ron Brace joked that he had made his first career 1/2 sack, but "hopefully not my first fine." Well, unfortunately for Brace, that was a Christmas card the NFL sent him in an envelope this week.

The league fined Brace $5,000 for his facemask on Bills quarterback Trent Edwards on Sunday. Brace came to finish off a sack by Gary Guyton and grabbed and Edwards's facemask.

In the game, Brace, a rookie defensive tackle, started and received his first extended playing time in the absence of Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren.

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