Bills put Richie Incognito on reserve/retired list

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Former Bills guard Richie Incognito announced he was retiring earlier this week, and the Bills did their part of the paperwork today.

The team announced Incognito has been placed on the reserve/retired list.

He seemed to make it a moot point earlier this week when he said he was “absolutely not” changing his mind about being finished with football, but the Bills have been through this recently so gave themselves a little cover.

Former wideout Anquan Boldin retired shortly after signing with them last summer, but then sent out signals that he’d consider playing again. But the Bills refused to release him from reserve/retired, which kept him from signing elsewhere.

While it’s unclear if Incognito was even considering such a thing, the Bills made sure he didn’t turn up with a division rival, though one of those was crossed off the list already.

16 responses to “Bills put Richie Incognito on reserve/retired list

  1. I have read/heard a half dozen or so reports on the Incognito situation. Every one ties it to unhappiness with the Bills over money. How about just one saying that he has serious health issues, that his doctor is right? I wonder how many of the tv talking heads would be trashing their employers if their doctor told them their liver and kidneys were failing?

  2. yankeemofo says:

    April 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Prototypical meathead
    A meathead that made more money that you will ever make in your life.

  3. He won’t be making millions anywhere but on the O-line, Bills own his rights so he’s going nowhere.

  4. Richie will do TV or Radio – i’ve heard him doing interviews…he’s pretty smart. Not the typical meat head you would think.

  5. Incognito put out several weird tweets over the last two weeks that made you believe he was just messing with everyone, but seeing Buffalo place him on the reserve/retired list unfortunately makes it official. I was really looking forward to seeing what he and the other players were going to accomplish this season. I enjoyed having him in Buffalo… he was not only a good player, but a leader as well. Good luck with your future Richie “Pancake” Incognito. #BillsMafia

  6. nfella says:

    April 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out what aspect of the game of football results in failing kidneys and liver.


    That one’s a head-scratcher, isn’t it?

  7. The guy’s a washed up turd anyway and never should have been allowed in the league in the first place with his checkered and despicable history in college. Bills fans think every player they have is headed to the hall of fame. They also apparently love their steroid users because that’s how this guy destroyed his body as if we didn’t know it before.

  8. He was turning things around here in Buffalo. We accepted him and it made him a better person. You are who you associate with. People have a way of making you a better person when you see that they care. If you are a real scumbag then you don’t appreciate it and go back to being dirt. That’s not the case w him. If anyone here can say they’ve never made bad mistakes in life or wanted to change something about themselves or importantly have not made a huge mistake you really regret but can’t ever take back, then be my guest and keep bashing. He’s sick. No one said it was “from” football. He said the stress is killing him. Stress to his body maybe? Getting beat on daily can do that – pretty sure!!! Emotional stress from having to be in the media maybe?? And then personal stress. All these different stressors destroy a healthy body in a ton of ways. When you’re sick too it honestly can be life threatening. I sympathize with him. I care about other people even if they don’t care about anyone else. But in Buffalo he was an alright guy and making good plays with this team. Be a better world if people had bigger hearts and less opinion. Better place if people did take joy out of hurting someone else. He was learning bc he wanted to. When you are raised a certain way you don’t find out the real life consequences or lessons until you are forced to. Then it’s your responsibility to do something about it. He did.

  9. nfella says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    I’m still trying to figure out what aspect of the game of football results in failing kidneys and liver


    Kidney and liver issues have been associated with steroid use. Lots of NFL players have been caught taking steroids, particularly linemen.

    You’d have to be naive to think it’s not a possibility.

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