Jaguars S Don Carey Fined $12,500

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Don Carey has been fined $12,500 for a fourth-quarter helmet-to-helmet hit on Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten on Sunday, reports Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

Carey appeared to launch himself at the head/neck area after Witten caught the ball at the Jaguars' 6-yard line. Carey was injured on the play, while Witten's forward progress continued until safety Courtney Greene brought him down at the 2-yard line.

The second-year free safety was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play.

A sixth-round pick (177th overall) out of Norfolk State by the Cleveland Browns in 2009, Carey was "waived/injured" as a rookie and claimed by the Jaguars. The 5-11, 192-pound defensive back has appeared in seven games this season, moving into the starting free safety spot the last two weeks.

Carey has 17 tackles this season, including four on special teams.

With his game-checks having a pre-tax value of $18,824, Carey's $12,500 fine means he likely won't be earning any money during the Jaguars' bye this week.

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