Bills Frustrated With Richie Incognito Talks

As the franchise-tag deadline nears and the Bills are forced to make a decision on left tackle Cordy Glenn, the team is also attempting to get something done with left guard Richie Incognito. However, a league a source with knowledge of the situation tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that the Bills are getting frustrated with those Incognito negotiations.Richie Incognito

As Florio explains, the cap-strapped Bills believe Incognito should be open to giving the team something of a hometown discount, since Buffalo was the club willing to give the veteran lineman a second chance last year after the Dolphins’ bullying scandal left him without a job for the entire 2014 season. However, Incognito apparently doesn’t see it that way, and his reluctance to simply take what the Bills are offering is creating some friction between the player and the team, says Florio.

Incognito, who earned a Pro Bowl nod for his strong comeback season in 2015, will turn 33 this July, so it makes sense that he’d want the opportunity to maximize what could very well be the last lucrative free agent contract of his career. While the Bills deserve some credit for rolling the dice on him last offseason, the team could have tried to lock him up to a multiyear contract at that point, rather than counting on him to give the club preferential treatment once his one-year deal expired.

With several teams around the NFL in need of interior line help, Incognito looks like a good bet to at least test the market and gauge his value during next week’s legal tampering period.

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2 comments on “Bills Frustrated With Richie Incognito Talks


    No surprise did they really think his character would truly change especially with $ signs attached…..All he proved is he could put on a game face for 10 months for a payday, let him line his pockets & get arrested in some other city next year…Green will show his true colors once again!!!!

    • cbwalradth

      He “bullied”a grown man who was so weak minded that he no longer is in the league… Football is a grown man’s sport and a career ending injury could happen at any point in time, so for him not to cash in would be ignorant…

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