NFL Clears Incognito to Sign with Team, Return to Play
MIAMI (WGGB) — After sparking controversy with the Miami Dolphins, offensive guard Richie Incognito has been cleared to return to play by the NFL.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for plenty of offensive line help and is considering signing Incognito, according to ESPN.
Incognito was placed on paid suspension during an NFL review of the investigation into claims of bullying by Incognito against rookie teammate and fellow offensive lineman Johnathan Martin.
As of Monday, the NFL cleared Incognito to not only sign with a team, but immediately return to play.
The Buccaneers are among at least three teams who have been in contact with Incognito. He will likely sign with a new time by the end of the week, just in time to get ready for Week 1 of the NFL season.
While Incognito visited with the Bucs on Monday, it’s not necessarily a done deal.
Incognito was suspended at the end of the 2013 season, as an investigation determined the validity of claims from Johnathan Martin that Incognito used racially-charged taunts and insults in the locker room.