Raiders to sign Richie Incognito

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Richie Incognito is back in the NFL.

Incognito will sign with the Raiders, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The possible pairing between the Raiders and Incognito has been discussed for several weeks, with Incognito making a visit to Oakland early this month.

The 35-year-old Incognito started all 16 games for the Bills every year from 2015 to 2017 but didn’t play at all in 2018 after first announcing his retirement, then saying he wanted to come back but not finding any teams willing to sign him.

Incognito has had multiple off-field incidents, including his involvement in the Dolphins’ bullying scandal and an arrest at a funeral home at his father’s service. He has said he sought mental health treatment and is in a better place now.

77 responses to “Raiders to sign Richie Incognito

  1. The guy doesnt need a job, he needs help. Every time hes near football it just seems to make whatever issues he has going on worse.

    And for the Raiders, if your offensive line is bad enough that a 35 year old guard who hasnt played football in 2 years and has severe psychotic episodes on a somewhat frequent basis makes you better……may god help Carr.

  2. Incognito and AB in the same locker room? This is going to the best soap opera in the NFL. Please have the Raiders do Hard Knocks.

  3. im no fan of the Raiders but what can they be thinking? Unstable doesnt begin to describe this guy. Maybe on the field he can produce but off the field he is one more incident away from going to prison.

  4. jeffreyshulenburg says:
    May 28, 2019 at 10:06 am
    The guy doesnt need a job, he needs help. Every time hes near football it just seems to make whatever issues he has going on worse.

    And for the Raiders, if your offensive line is bad enough that a 35 year old guard who hasnt played football in 2 years and has severe psychotic episodes on a somewhat frequent basis makes you better……may god help Carr.
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    Yes, last season our C was ranked #4 by PFF, our RG ranked #15 by PFF, our RT won a SB and our LT learned the ropes after we drafted him in the 1st round…

    Ritchie fills in at LG, the ONLY spot where we were going to have to platoon folks in. If he can hold it down that’s great, he was a pro bowler in ’15-’17. If not, we’re no worse off than before.

    The sky is not falling every single time the Raiders make a move. Good God.

  5. scoops1 says:
    May 28, 2019 at 10:02 am
    Yeaaaaaaa Richieeeeeeeee

    Bobby Lupo better watch it!!!

    14 7 Rate This

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    LOL!

    Anyone seen Richie? Anyone know who did Bobby Lupo?

  6. So did Richie pee in a cup during his hiatus? Just wondering if a 4 game suspension is the next shoe to drop.

  7. I don’t think he was treated fairly in Bullygate, but he’s had numerous other bad situations. I hope he’s gotten some professional mental health help.

  8. He hasn’t been in the news in a bit so I’m gonna guess he got on a good mental health regime and got his head back on straight. That aside will he even make the roster come September?

  9. HBO will make a killing if the Raiders are chosen for Hard Knocks. This is a script that writes itself.

  10. Bullygate was a fabricated scam by Goodell. But that doesn’t change the fact Incognito is nuts and not all there. He’s had too many other issues over the years.

  11. Just wait until he starts hurling barbells at the other players and says that “Richie made him do it”, Raiders need to keep a close eye on this man’s mental health. Yes, great OLiner but a ticking time bomb!

  12. That locker room will have stage 5 cancer by the bye week with all those goofy personalities

  13. Can you imagine this nut case running amok in Vegas once the Raiders move there??? lolol

  14. It’s vet minimum deal, if there is any hint of problem they can cut his ass. Not sure why everybody is so fired up about this. Meanwhile a child/woman abuser is still on the Chiefs roster.

  15. Incognito is a very talented o-lineman but he has the same mental health issues (bi polar) as Barret Robbins. If Incognito stays on his meds then he should be alright although I don’t really think that Gruden cares enough about that to make sure that this is the case.

    I doubt however that Incognito has a breakdown on the eve of a Super Bowl as Robbins unfortunately did.

  16. The guy wanted to decapitate his fathers body and take the head with him. I mean, if he’d do that to family, just imagine the horrors he wants to inflict on other teams. I guess the Raiders are clamoring for a return of the psychotic rage of Bill Romanowski and had to settle for a too old, not that good, real life headcase, instead. Solid decision making on their parts. No way could this backfire.

    In all seriousness, this nut case is one missed pill away from a tragic outcome. Why on earth would you want him in your locker room?

  17. ringheadcrusher says:
    May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am
    jeffreyshulenburg says:
    May 28, 2019 at 10:06 am
    The guy doesnt need a job, he needs help. Every time hes near football it just seems to make whatever issues he has going on worse.

    And for the Raiders, if your offensive line is bad enough that a 35 year old guard who hasnt played football in 2 years and has severe psychotic episodes on a somewhat frequent basis makes you better……may god help Carr.
    ______________________________________

    Yes, last season our C was ranked #4 by PFF, our RG ranked #15 by PFF, our RT won a SB and our LT learned the ropes after we drafted him in the 1st round…

    Ritchie fills in at LG, the ONLY spot where we were going to have to platoon folks in. If he can hold it down that’s great, he was a pro bowler in ’15-’17. If not, we’re no worse off than before.

    The sky is not falling every single time the Raiders make a move. Good God.
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    Ritchie made those pro bowls ’15 – ’17 as an alternate

  18. He wanted them to do a Ted Williams on his dad and chop off his head and freeze it. This seems a Gruden move more than Mayock. I would bet Gruden wants some of the nasty to rub off on Miller and Parker and he’s betting Hudson can keep Incognito under control. I’d rather roll with Denzelle Good. Not nearly as talented, but likely drama free. Maybe Gruden should play his SB tape and see the impact a mentally ill player can cause.

  19. I think the best treatment for mental health is to look in ones check book realize their is nothing there and bingo your healthy again and ready to earn some green backs.
    Ya these guys all get better when the bills come roaring in.

  20. Its amazing how these guys who take a year off claiming mental health all get the same cure: once the bills come roaring in the cure is to go back to work and claim your all better.

  21. Well if there was any debate as to which team would be on “Hard Knocks” I guess that debate will now be over. HBO should raise there monthly rates just for all the drama that is sure to follow the Raiders during training camp.

  22. This is great – Richie Incognito living and working on the San Andreas Fault. This could trigger the big one.

  23. they need help at guard bad, just hire Richie a fall guy who can also make sure he takes his meds and everything will be fine.

  24. “I doubt however that Incognito has a breakdown on the eve of a Super Bowl as Robbins unfortunately did.”

    Lolz Super Bowl? Its good to have dreams, but highly unlikely the Raiders will have to worry about anything but watching the Super Bowl from their couches. And if they did by some miracle make it go right ahead and laugh in every other fanbases faces because all 31 will be shocked.

  25. I dont understand taking what is to all appearances a serious CTE case and sending him back out there to take more punishment. The NFL may want to decline to clear him to play just so that they don’t wind up being party to anything.

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