Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, who broke the news about the fine on Twitter, wasn’t sure what Bostic could have done differently. Actually, he had an idea.
“He could have allowed the receiver to run him over — that’s another technique,” Briggs said. “We could play the catch technique, we could take a charge, I don’t know, you gotta play football.”
Trestman also said he expects defensive end Julius Peppers to play at Oakland on Friday, although he also noted he said the same thing last week. Peppers wound up sitting out his second preseason game because of a hamstring problem.
“We’ll see where he is in pregame,” Trestman said. “I’m encouraged based on what I saw here this week, he practiced every day, that he’ll play.”
Trestman also said receiver Earl Bennett and defensive end Henry Melton, recovering from concussions, are “getting better and making progress.”
“We’ll see what happens down the road, and we’re going to try and be as upbeat as we can and stay encouraged that they’ll be ready to go (for the opener),” he added.