Lewis gets fined for Johnson hit

Mo Lewis wasn't penalized on Sunday for the jarring hit he delivered to Buffalo quarterback Rob Johnson. But Lewis paid for it on Thursday, when the NFL fined him $12,500 after it determined he hit Johnson in the head with his forearm after Johnson was down.

Johnson ended up missing the rest of the Jets' 42-36 victory. It marked the second time in three weeks which Lewis had knocked out the opposing team's quarterback. New England's Drew Bledsoe suffered internal bleeding after he was crunched by Lewis late in the Jets' 10-3 victory on Sept. 23.

YEAST RISES: The Jets on Wednesday signed ex-Bengal Craig Yeast to fill the punt returner job vacated by the injury to Chad Morton. Yeast, who played with Browns QB Tim Couch at the University of Kentucky, scored two touchdowns in just nine returns as a rookie in 1999. The 5-foot-7 Yeast can also serve as a fifth wide receiver. Morton, who suffered a high ankle sprain against San Francisco 10 days ago, is listed a questionable on the injury report.

In other Wednesday transactions, the Jets signed TE Jake Moreland from their practice squad and waived TE Daniel Wilcox, whom they re-signed to their practice squad once he cleared waivers.

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