It took a while, but teams are starting to realize guard Richie Incognito could be an asset they need. After last year's bullying scandal surrounded Incognito and the Miami Dolphins locker room, Incognito seemed to be a piriah around NFL circles this offseason. That appears to be changing as the regular season gets closer.
According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Incognito is scheduled to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. Tampa's offensive line has struggled throughout the preseason, and the addition of a Pro Bowl caliber guard could be a big step in fixing the problems. Glazer stresses that it's anot a guarantee that the Bucs and Incognito will agree to a deal, but it is the first formal interest a team has shown in the former Dolphins guard all offseason.
Incognito spent the second half of the season suspended from the Dolphins after Jonathan Martin levied harassment and bullying allegations against Incognito and the Dolphins. After an investigation from the league, Incognito, as well as Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and guard John Jerry, now with the New York Giants, had conducted a pattern of harassment toward Martin and other teammates and coaches. Jerry and Incognito were in the final year of their contracts with Miami, becoming free agents this past March.
All three players were required by the league to complete a psychological evaluation in order to be cleared to play in the regular season.
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