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Richie Incognito returns to Twitter

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When last we heard from free-agent guard Richie Incognito, he had checked into a facility following an altercation involving his Ferrari and a baseball bat.

He has now apparently emerged, and he’s back on Twitter.

“I missed you guys,” Incognito said.  “Thanks goes out to my family and friends for the tremendous amount of support.”

In a later message, he said:  “Looking forward to getting back to work ASAP.”

Incognito hit the market last week, able to sign with any team.  Now that he has completed his treatment program (the specifics aren’t known regarding the treatment received or the condition treated), the next step will be finding a team willing to take a chance on a guy who can still play at a high level.

It’s good that he sought help for his situation, and we wish him the best as he tries to resume his career.  Guys who have done far worse have gotten second and third chances.  Incognito deserves the opportunity to show that he has found a way to overcome his issues and be a productive member of an NFL team.

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52 Responses to “Richie Incognito returns to Twitter”
  1. jayniner says: Mar 18, 2014 11:05 PM

    So in the meantime, the mainstream media has demonized him…

  2. jetsclaps says: Mar 18, 2014 11:15 PM

    loser

  3. heinz0057 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:20 PM

    I wouldn’t complain if Raiders took a chance on him.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 18, 2014 11:21 PM

    Currently I have considered the Lions might use a later round draft pick on a Guard. Sure would clean up my mock scenarios if the Lions signed a Guard before the draft. That one empty spot I’m not sure to whom it could be assigned to as of yet. Still thinkin’.

  5. fordmandalay says: Mar 18, 2014 11:22 PM

    Oh this will not turn out well…

  6. dtr3e says: Mar 18, 2014 11:24 PM

    C’mon Jets what are u waiting for?

  7. dinodimes69 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:25 PM

    Welcome.to.mankato richie !

  8. lostsok says: Mar 18, 2014 11:26 PM

    Why do I suspect “treatment” was a “resort” in Tijuana renown for it’s Donkey show.

  9. dinodimes69 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:27 PM

    Incognito and kalil make a nice physical force up front

  10. db105 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:28 PM

    Wiseman once said it’s better to be quiet and thought as being dumb than to speak up and remove any doubt.

  11. themackstrong says: Mar 18, 2014 11:30 PM

    Get your popcorn ready

  12. dinodimes69 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:31 PM

    Incognito would.immediately start for at least 20 teams right now

  13. akboot says: Mar 18, 2014 11:39 PM

    jetsclaps, put your big boy pants on. u sound like the only loser here.

  14. bigtganks says: Mar 18, 2014 11:44 PM

    Watch the Niners sign him. Haha. Can you imagine?! Whose head would explode first? The media or Goddells?

  15. jmacbengalboy says: Mar 18, 2014 11:50 PM

    OK now I need Bengal nation to take a chance and fill that guard spot…#WhoDeyNation

  16. denbronx says: Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM

    Come to the Broncos Richie! We all know you learned your lesson and a fresh start will do some good.

    Besides, there is noway you are going to be able to bully our OL anyway. Franklin and Clady knock your head off.

  17. 52allday says: Mar 19, 2014 12:04 AM

    Bring him to bmore!

  18. finsfanfrombuffalo420 says: Mar 19, 2014 12:05 AM

    Great point at the end. Finally a media member not ripping him apart when it seems the Ray Rice situation was mentioned but hasn’t had near the amount of spotlight of a bully. Backwards society, a guy talks about being malicious towards women and is ripped apart but someone who actually assaults a woman, well they aren’t so bad…

  19. hassenj1 says: Mar 19, 2014 12:08 AM

    Think the 49ers are interested? haha

  20. campcouch says: Mar 19, 2014 12:09 AM

    sweet!

  21. slobberknocker says: Mar 19, 2014 12:10 AM

    I’d ask to get out of there too if I had heard rumor Irsay was possibly gonna be my roommate.

  22. shutupyouhack says: Mar 19, 2014 12:12 AM

    When has Richie Incognito ever played at a high level? He’s a league average guard who’s good for at least 3 personal fouls in a given season with potential for 6 or 7. Any second round guard choice would be as good or better and at a much lower price with no stigma attached.

  23. openthegatesletriversflow says: Mar 19, 2014 1:09 AM

    chargers should give him a 1 yr hes better than jeromey clary

  24. robgilman says: Mar 19, 2014 1:15 AM

    Come to Oakland. You can play with pal Antonio Smith, and your buddy Jonny is right across the bay

  25. orivar says: Mar 19, 2014 1:20 AM

    When he gets a job, and he will. As long as he produces well, people will forget about this whole episode of his ‘bullying’ and won’t about Martin’s weakness.

    And people are going to get mad but Martin is weak. Locker room culture is really nothing more than bro-ish. If you’re looking for monacles, top hats & tea, this is the wrong sport.

  26. chiadam says: Mar 19, 2014 1:27 AM

    He’s such a little girl. He missed a bunch of people he doesn’t know?

  27. kingpel says: Mar 19, 2014 1:37 AM

    Send him back to the Rams with his buddy Jake Long.

  28. ishallcomment says: Mar 19, 2014 2:15 AM

    Is he even any good?

  29. chawk12thman says: Mar 19, 2014 2:45 AM

    With Martin in SF it only makes sense for Incognito to come over to Seattle……….Just to keep friction going……..Okay; maybe not.

  30. hoochbcs says: Mar 19, 2014 2:58 AM

    i’m thinking San Fran might be a good fit.

  31. paoconno says: Mar 19, 2014 2:59 AM

    The “mainstream media” (if there even is still one anymore with the advent of cable news, Twitter, and the like who can print/say whatever they want without repercussions and have it spread halfway around the world whether its true or not), did not demonize Incognito. His own actions and words did, as did the fact that he was kicked off two NCAA teams and at least one NFL team before even signing with Miami. This guy has a PATTERN of shameful behavior, and regardless of your feelings on what happened in Miami, it is fair to say Incognito is not getting a bad rap from anyone.

    All that being said, he can still play and should get a shot. Best fits would be teams like New England, San Fran, even Seattle where he would NOT need to be a leader, but could just play

  32. dontcensormebro says: Mar 19, 2014 4:18 AM

    There’s always those classless, desperate teams willing to sign guys like Incognito.

    So it’s just a matter of time until Oakland, Detroit or Dallas brings him aboard.

  33. broncostevenp says: Mar 19, 2014 6:10 AM

    Denver needs a LG since they lost Zane Beadles. If they just took a chance on Talib, and they want to get nasty on defense and offense, don’t be surprised if Elway kicks the tires.

  34. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 19, 2014 6:17 AM

    Just as long as we don’t get the dog killer I could live with him on the OL…

  35. uglydingo says: Mar 19, 2014 6:17 AM

    Richie was a Pro Bowl Guard and can still play at a high level. Message to his Agent – Don’t worry about touting his vast leadership experience or seek good references from Miami.

  36. jimmyt says: Mar 19, 2014 7:02 AM

    I would love to see him back with the Rams.

  37. arwiv says: Mar 19, 2014 7:10 AM

    Some team is going to strike it rich with him….and fans of the other 31 teams which didn’t sign him, and who wished for his demise, will be eating crow. I hope the Giants sign him.

  38. 700levelvet says: Mar 19, 2014 7:21 AM

    Perhaps the 49’s are interested…

  39. ravenswhat says: Mar 19, 2014 7:23 AM

    Oh I’m sure that 2 week “treatment program” changed him from a 10 year old’s mentality.

  40. yb1956 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:20 AM

    Niners!

  41. laxcoach37 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:52 AM

    Like him or not he is a very good Guard. He may not be in ProBowl form anymore, but he is much better than any Lineman left in FA. He gets signed by the Raiders, Cardinals or Jets

  42. basedrum777 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:23 AM

    Dolphins can really use a good Offensive Guard.

  43. mistercue62 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:35 AM

    To: jetsclaps:

    So he’s a “loser” is he? A talented, first-rate, National Football League offensive guard in his prime; sure sounds like a “loser” to me!

    Based on your lackwitted, insensitive, ill-conceived, reactionary, one-word moronic remark, you evidently have no idea whatsoever what becoming a starting offensive lineman (and an exceptional one at that) actually entails. The competition is unbelievably fierce and the amount of work, dedication involved (even for the vast majority who never make it to this level) is positively insane (not to mention the amount of pure sustained luck staying healthy throughout this long, gruelling process)! As a former tight end who blew his knee out early in his career, I have a pretty solid understanding of what’s involved.

    Trust me, ANY team that signs this guy will not only be acquiring a rare talent; they’ll be getting a highly motivated player eager to prove himself and to a team in serious need of a starting guard right now (the Oakland Raiders, among several others immediately comes to mind) this is like pure gold!

    Save your inane remarks for the schoolyard where they belong.

  44. mythaimyke says: Mar 19, 2014 9:55 AM

    R-A-I-D-E-R-S!!!!!!!!

  45. cjas9298 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:47 AM

    “Guys who have done far worse have gotten second and third chances.” Really, dude? I’m not sure what you’re thinking, but Incognito has had second and third chances already. When he gets his next chance in the NFL, it will be his fourth.

    The Rams waived him after back-to-back PFs, being pulled from the game and going off on his head coach; the Bills claimed him off waivers, had the rights to keep him and declined; and then the Dolphins bullying debacle.

    And to put a very fine a point on this “chances” narrative, at Nebraska he was suspended, required to get treatment, reinstated, found guilty of assault, then assaulted a teammate, and suspended again. Transferred to Oregon, again required to get treatment, and was dismissed one week into his scholarship there.

    Richie has hardly been deprived of chances.

  46. hehateme2 says: Mar 19, 2014 11:36 AM

    @mistercue62
    To: jetsclaps:
    Based on your lackwitted, insensitive, ill-conceived, reactionary, one-word moronic remark, you evidently have no idea whatsoever…

    And you expected “what exactly” from a jet fan?

  47. hammertoe11 says: Mar 19, 2014 11:51 AM

    I wonder if Incognito knows he is finished in the NFL. He couldn’t get a job as a towel boy for any team.

  48. ytownjoe says: Mar 19, 2014 12:12 PM

    He’ll fit right in with the Raiders.

  49. dontcensormebro says: Mar 19, 2014 12:29 PM

    finsfanfrombuffalo420 says: Mar 19, 2014 12:05 AM

    Great point at the end. Finally a media member not ripping him apart when it seems the Ray Rice situation was mentioned but hasn’t had near the amount of spotlight of a bully. Backwards society, a guy talks about being malicious towards women and is ripped apart but someone who actually assaults a woman, well they aren’t so bad…
    ———————–
    Golf club fondling incident, anyone?

  50. dontcensormebro says: Mar 19, 2014 12:32 PM

    finsfanfrombuffalo420 says: Mar 19, 2014 12:05 AM
    ———————–
    Golf club fondling incident, anyone?

  51. seaeagle707 says: Mar 19, 2014 2:10 PM

    Minnesota, Richie. You’re a natural Viking if I ever saw one. Maybe Zimmer, can have you make a man outta Ponder. They lost Kluwe, so they “need” you Richie, badly. You can help with that Dynasty program they got. Its nice and cool there too.

  52. nflrox36 says: Mar 19, 2014 4:56 PM

    Just don’t come to KC you big dumb animal…We don’t want your kind here.

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