It took a full season, but former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito is back in the NFL, signing a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. Incognito, who has not played since the middle of the 2013 season, when he was embroiled in the bullying scandal that rocked the Dolphins locker room, will re-join the team for which he played in 2009.
In perhaps the most unfortunate use of words, new Bills head coach Rex Ryan stated during his introductory press conference that the Bills were looking to become a bully in the AFC. Ryan's first major move since moving to the Bills is to add the player who, according to the 2013 Ted Wells report, was the lead instigator in bullying multiple teammates, and a coach, with the Dolphins.
Miami did not bring Incognito back to the club for the 2014 season, and, despite visits to team during the season, he did not sign a deal for the season. Now, he returns to the NFL, and the AFC East, on a one-year, $2.5 million contract. According to NFL Network's Jeff Darlington, the Bills spent time with Incognito at the Super Bowl, and have been interested in adding the 2012 Pro Bowler for awhile.
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