Raiders, Richie Incongito Agree To Extension

The Raiders and veteran guard Richie Incognito have agreed to an extension, as Jay Glazer of FOX Sports first reported (via Twitter). Ian Rapoport of tweets that it will be a two-year, $14MM pact, including $6.35MM guaranteed.

It has been quite the turnaround for the 36-year-old, who, in 2018, agreed to a pay cut with the Bills only to “retire” for a short time and force his release from Buffalo. Days after his release, Florida police placed Incognito in a mental hospital after he hurled weights at a gym and told officers that the government is spying on him. Incognito pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his August 2018 arrest for an incident at an Arizona funeral home, and that’s not to mention the bullying scandal that led to his exit from the Dolphins and a season (2014) out of football.

The Raiders took a chance on Incognito by signing him to a veteran minimum pact in May, and they got a strong return on their investment. After missing the first two games of the 2019 campaign due to a suspension for his off-field behavior, Incognito turned in an excellent season, paving the way for rookie RB Josh Jacobs while keeping QB Derek Carr clean. Advanced metrics were especially fond of his work, rating him as one of the best guards in the league.

As they move to Las Vegas, the Raiders will hope that the four-time Pro Bowler can stay on the straight and narrow and continue to be a force on their O-line.

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15 comments on “Raiders, Richie Incongito Agree To Extension

  1. stubby66

    Think football is a very good therapy for him, it helps him get his anger and frustration out legally

  2. yoyo137

    “An incident at an Arizona funeral home” sounds a lot better than demanding they let him cut off his deceased father’s head to donate to CTE research and threatening to come back with guns (which he had in the car) and shoot the funeral home workers if they didn’t let him.

  3. sports is life

    Glad to see a person get healthy from a mental disorder

    Ppl mock what they are ignorant about or fear

    • TJECK109

      You don’t get healthy from a mental disorder, you are constantly in recovery. Just like a drug or alcohol addiction. You may not be showing signs today but that doesn’t mean they are gone

    • JoeBrady

      I’m a Raiders’ fan, but his good mental health is a success even beyond his contributions on the field.

      Maybe someone can now fix Burfict.

  4. BrandonGregory74

    This guy has had severe anger issues since college. He doesn’t handle change or loss well at all. The bowl game he got ejected from was right Frank Solich got fired. I don’t think it is a CTE issue right now as he has had these types of issues for years.

  5. jjabrony

    So many morons on this site. This looks like the TMZ comment section, not a football website’s.

    12 comments and not a single one about him as a football player who has contributed to his team in every game he has been in. The guy has been Oakland’s best OL and that says a lot because that’s one of the few positions on the team where they have some very good ones.

    • yoyo137

      Yeah and his team missed the playoffs and he’s still a piece of trash person.

  6. Vin Scully

    As younger players burst into tears and talk retirement, old crazy Richie keeps on keeping on.

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