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Fine roundup: Titans' Jones, Graham both pay for penalties

» Falcons safety William Moore says he was fined $7,500 by the NFL for a hit in last week's loss to Tampa Bay.

There was some confusion when Moore said Wednesday he was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit that did not draw a penalty.

Instead, coach Mike Smith confirmed the fine was for an unnecessary roughness penalty when Moore used his helmet to hit running back Earnest Graham in the third quarter of the Buccaneers' 16-13 win.

Moore had four tackles and an interception in the loss.

It is the second straight week the league has fined an Atlanta defensive back. Cornerback Dunta Robinson was fined $40,000 for leading with his helmet on his hit on Philadelphia receiver Jeremy Maclin on Sept. 18.

» Tennessee defensive end Jason Jones says the NFL has fined him $15,000 for his hit on Denver quarterback Kyle Orton.

Jones said Wednesday he will appeal, hoping to reduce the penalty.

Jones was flagged for unnecessary roughness in last week's 17-14 win over Denver. He had an open path to Orton and hit the quarterback just after Orton threw a pass. But Jones' face mask hit Orton in the head, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

Tennessee tight end Daniel Graham also was fined $5,000 for throwing the ball into the stands after catching the game-winning touchdown, the Tennesseean reported.

» Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for a hit on Miami quarterback Chad Henne on Sunday.

Taylor was notified Wednesday by the league of the penalty, assessed for hitting a sliding Henne in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 17-16 win. Henne scrambled for six yards and hit the ground before he was struck by Taylor, who received a 15-yard personal foul for unnecessary roughness.

Taylor will appeal the fine.

The Browns drafted Taylor with the No. 21 overall pick in this year's draft. Through three games, he has 18 tackles and one sack.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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