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Chiefs’ Travis Kelce fined $24,309 for tossing towel at official

NEW YORK — Turns out that was one costly towel toss for Travis Kelce.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday after he protested a non-call by mockingly chucking his towel toward an official and being ejected.

Kelce thought Jacksonville’s Prince Amukamara should have been called for pass interference in the end zone during the Chiefs’ 19-14 victory last Sunday. The tight end grabbed his towel and threw it at one of the officials. The official hurled his hat in response; another official tossed a penalty flag on Kelce, and the tight end was tossed from the game.

Chiefs teammate Daniel Sorensen was also fined $9,115 for a late hit out of bounds on Allen Robinson.

Cleveland center Cam Erving and Dallas defensive end David Irving were each docked $9,115 for their tussle in the Cowboys’ 35-10 win Sunday. Irving punched Erving before getting his helmet ripped off.

Miami’s Andre Branch, San Francisco’s Quinton Patton and Los Angeles’ William Hayes were all fined $18,231 for horse-collar tackles in their respective games.

Branch was called for a penalty after he took down Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter of the Dolphins’ 27-23 win. Also in that game, New York cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness, as was defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

Patton’s penalty came when he tackled New Orleans linebacker Craig Robertson during an interception return that led to a touchdown in the Saints’ 41-23 win.

Hayes’ horse-collar tackle came in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ 13-10 loss to Carolina.

Detroit’s Johnson Bademosi and Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery were both fined $9,115 for roughing-the-kicker penalties in their games.

Also docked $9,115 were San Diego’s D.J. Fluker and Dexter McCoil for unnecessary roughness infractions against Tennessee, and Seattle’s George Fant was fined $9,115 for a clipping penalty against Buffalo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Safety Eric Berry(Eric Berry Jersey) reported to the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice facility Sunday, signed a one-year contract worth about $10.8 million and will be with the team at practice on Monday.

After signing the contract, Berry’s next order of business was to meet with coach Andy Reid.

“I sat down with him and we chatted,” Reid said. “He had a smile on his face and he’s ready to go.

“It’s good to have him back. … We’ll get him back in there and get him into football shape now. He’s in great shape. It’s just [a matter of] getting him back into football shape.”

Berry, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, is the Chiefs’ franchise player. The sides couldn’t come to an agreement on terms on a multiyear contract before the July 15 deadline, leaving Berry no option but to sign the Chiefs’ obligatory one-year offer if he was going to play this season.

Berry missed training camp and three preseason games, but the Chiefs expect him to be available for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid indicated Berry probably wouldn’t play in Thursday’s final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead.

“I would probably lean against playing him Thursday,” Reid said. “I would just give him time within practice to get himself ready for the opener.”