Former Bills guard Incognito signs with Raiders

Richie Incognito is back in the NFL after a one-year hiatus

Brayton Wilson
May 28, 2019 - 10:22 am

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Richie Incognito is making a return to the National Football League. The former Buffalo Bills guard has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.

Incognito, 35, has been out of football for a full season after last playing with the Bills in 2017. The Bills had released Incognito after he had retired from football in April of 2018, then later decided to unretire the next month.

In three seasons with the Bills from 2015 to 2017, Incognito started all 48 games and made three Pro Bowls.

Shortly after his release from the Bills, Incognito found himself in some hot water with the law on two separate occasions. On May 23, 2018, Incognito was reportedly placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold after he apparently launched a dumbbell at another person in a Florida gym. He was not arrested, but this it was the second time that he'd been placed in a psychiatric hold. The first time came back in 2014 after being released by the Miami Dolphins.

Then on August 21, Incognito was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona following an incident at a funeral home following the death of his father. He was arrested and held on misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and threats towards staff members at the funeral home. Reports surfaced that Incognito during the incident, "allegedly created a disturbance by 'acting erratically and making the employees feel incredibly uncomfortable' while handling arrangements for his late father. Incognito allegedly made a gun gesture toward one of the employees, and he said that he has guns in his truck."

The 12-year veteran had also spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins in his career, as well as another separate stint with the Bills in 2009 that lasted three games.

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