Now that suspended guard Richie Incognito has agreed to delay his grievance hearing pending completion of Ted Wells’ independent investigation, Wells can interview Incognito.
Per a league source, the interview is expected to happen on Thursday or Friday.
It’s unclear how long the investigation will last beyond the Incognito interview. Follow-up sessions, possibly with tackle Jonathan Martin, are likely.
Meanwhile, Incognito apparently has received something in exchange for his agreement to postpone the hearing. For now, it’s not known what Incognito gets, but based on the pieces of information we’ve shaken from the shrubs so far it appears that Incognito may have a chance to actually rejoin the Dolphins.
Looking at the situation with a broader lens, we’re told that it’s fair to regard the agreement as a favorable sign for Incognito moving forward. While that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be vindicated by the investigation, the decision to postpone the hearing should be viewed not as a sign of weakness but confidence.