Texans DE Antonio Smith fined for kicking Dolphins' Richie Incognito

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) trips and falls to the ground after taking the snap as center Richie Incognito (68) blocks Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

September 14, 2012 11:38:44 AM PDT
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith says he's been fined $21,000 by the league for kicking Miami guard Richie Incognito during last week's win over the Dolphins.

Smith missed two practices this week with a sore right ankle. He says he was only retaliating when Incognito tried to twist his ankle after the whistle.

The Texans (1-0) play at Jacksonville (0-1) on Sunday. Smith practiced on Friday and coach Gary Kubiak expects him to play against the Jaguars.

Smith says he's "disappointed" in the fine and plans to appeal. Smith was fined $7,500 last season for pulling off Baltimore guard Andre Gurode's helmet in a game against the Ravens.