The Washington Times - October 25, 2013, 04:56PM

Brian Orakpo was fined $15,750 by the league for roughing the passer in the Redskins’ 45-41 victory over the Bears on Sunday, according to a league spokesman.

The outside linebacker was flagged on the play, which came with 12:15 remaining in the third quarter. Bears quarterback Josh McCown was trying to throw the ball to receiver Alshon Jeffery on an out route to avoid Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson, who was about to sack him on a blitz. McCown threw the ball, but was immediately hit by Orakpo, drawing the flag.

That penalty, on third-and-8 at the 50-yard line, helped the Bears move into Redskins territory, but kicker Robbie Gould missed a 34-yard field goal minutes later and the Bears did not score on the drive.

The $15,750 fine is standard for players who are called for roughing the passer. Just last week, after the Redskins’ game against the Cowboys, inside linebacker Perry Riley received a similar fine for a late hit on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Orakpo had not been fined by the league since he was docked $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after a Week 6 game in 2011. Orakpo missed all but two games last season.