The Buccaneers met with guard Richie Incognito for several hours on Monday night, but the meeting did not end with a contract that would bring Incognito back into the NFL.
Incognito, who became a free agent after serving out a suspension handed down by the Dolphins last season for his behavior toward former Dolphin Jonathan Martin, met with team officials and took a physical during his visit on Monday. General Manager Jason Licht said the team hasn’t signed Incognito now, but could in the future as they continue to look for ways to bolster a weak group of guards.
“We had a very constructive meeting with Richie. It went on for about 5 hours. He haven’t ruled it out. He remains an option,” Licht said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
There are other teams believed to have interest in talking to Incognito. As with all vested veterans, Incognito would be guaranteed a full year’s salary if he’s on a roster for Week One and that may keep him from landing with a team until September if teams are concerned about his ability to be a useful member of the team for the entire year.