FOOTBALL New York Jets -- Placed LB Lance Mehl and CB Russell Carter, both starters, on injured reserve. Miami Dolphins -- Placed C Dwight Stephenson on injured reserve; re-signed TE David Lewis.Buffalo Bills -- Signed K Wally Beecher; waived P/K Lee Johnson.New England Patriots -- NT Tom Porell, who hurt his knee in New England's first game during the players' strike, was waived off injured-reserve list. Indianapolis Colts -- Placed S Leonard Coleman on injured reserve.

BASEBALL San Francisco Giants -- Sent OF Randy Kutcher to Boston Red Sox to complete trade that sent them Dave Henderson last summer; re-signed LHP Joe Price to a two-year contract. Cincinnati Reds -- Signed free agent OF Dave Collins to a one-year, $175,000 contract. Minnesota Twins -- Promoted Bob Gebhard from personnel director to vice president for player personnel; traded OF Dave Vetsch to Cincinnati Reds for P Bill Cutshall.

BASKETBALL Portland Trail Blazers -- Signed F Richard Anderson; waived G Kevin Gamble. Philadelphia 76ers -- Rookie C Chris Welp will have arthroscopic surgery today on his left knee; activated G Andrew Toney from injured list. New York Knicks -- Activated F Bob Thornton; waived F Ray Tolbert. Gold State Warriors -- Waived G Winston Garland.

JURISPRUDENCE Jeffrey Maree, 22, a reserve safety for the Southern California football team, has been charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend as she left her place of employment, it was reported. Maree is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 5 in Rio Hondo (Calif.) Municipal Court.