Richie Incognito Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent OL

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 11, 2014

USA Today

Controversial offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who hasn't played in the NFL since Oct. 31, 2013, with the Miami Dolphins, could be on his way back into the league.  

Updates from Wednesday, Nov. 12  

John Fox Calls Incognito Visit 'Productive'

ESPN NFL Nation provides an update on Incognito's visit with the Broncos:

Updates from Tuesday, Nov. 11 

Incognito Visits Denver Broncos

According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Incognito had a meeting with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday that appeared to be going well:

Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

Richie Incognito is currently still in meetings with the Broncos today. A signing is not imminent — but “it’s going great so far,” I’m told.

Darlington later updated the chances of Incognito landing in Denver:

Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

Broncos aren't going to sign Incognito this week -- but also not closing door on future, team source says. Team doesn't have immediate need.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Broncos haven't had much stability on the offensive line this season, and members of the coaching staff are familiar with Incognito after coaching him in the Pro Bowl: 

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

The Broncos brought in Richie Incognito for a workout and visit. Denver is 26th in NFL in rushing and Sunday shuffled their line

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

Denver is doing their full diligence on Incognito but Broncos coaches already know him from coaching him in Pro Bowl

The Dolphins suspended Incognito last November following accusations of bullying and using racial slurs against fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. He was officially cleared to return to the NFL in August, though his suspension ended two days after the Super Bowl. 

Glazer reported in August that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought Incognito in for a workout, though the two sides never reached a deal. 

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

Breaking: The Bucs are bringing Richie Incognito in for a visit today, could sign him if visit goes well. ... http://t.co/qKJTuEQPSm

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An eight-year NFL veteran, Incognito has played for the Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills. He's unquestionably a talented player with a Pro Bowl appearance on his resume from the 2012 season, though there's a lot of baggage behind the scenes that comes with him. 

The Broncos could be a good fit for Incognito because of the infrastructure they have with leadership in the front office and Peyton Manning as the face of the franchise. 

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