NFL Fines 49ers' Lenoir for Costly Week 1 Hit on Steelers' Harris 


Costly Penalty 

Deommodore Lenoir's late hit on Najee Harris in Week 1 resulted in a $5,618 fine by the NFL. 

Impactful Play 

Harris's 24-yard run, followed by Lenoir's penalty, significantly changed field position in favor of the Steelers just before halftime. 

Defensive Contribution 

Despite the penalty, Lenoir managed to record a team-high 10 total tackles during the game. 

Versatile Role 

Lenoir played multiple positions in the secondary, starting at cornerback and shifting to nickel back on third downs in the first half. 

Slot Coverage 

Lenoir struggled while covering slot receivers, allowing three receptions on four targets for 23 yards, according to PFF. 

Defensive Adjustment 

In the second half, 49ers coaches moved Lenoir to the outside, with Isaiah Oliver taking over at nickel back. 

Steelers' Fines 

Two Steelers players also received fines for plays against the 49ers, highlighting the intensity of the game. 

Next Challenge 

The 49ers, led by Lenoir, aim to maintain their winning streak and avoid fines as they face the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Week 2. 

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