Rex Ryan said he wants to build a bully as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, and so far, he’s coming through on his promise.
The Bills are about to sign offensive lineman Richie Incognito to a contract, according to ESPN.com and the Buffalo News. ESPN reported Incognito had a Saturday physical scheduled with the team in Buffalo, and The Buffalo News spoke to a source close to Ryan who said the physical is a formality and Incognito will sign with the Bills.
If Incognito does indeed sign with the Bills, it will be the first time he’s been under contract since being released by the Miami Dolphins during the 2013 season. Incognito couldn’t land a job in 2014 after he was at the center of a bullying and hazing scandal that ended his run with the Dolphins. An investigation concluded Incognito bullied and harassed former teammate Jonathan Martin, and Incognito was suspended for eight games in 2013.
If Incognito can return to his on-field form, he could be a good signing for the Bills, who desperately need help at the guard position. Incognito was a Pro Bowler in 2012, and he would be an important piece for a Buffalo offense that ranked 26th in yards per game and 18th in points per game last season.
UPDATE (3:25 p.m. ET): Richie Incognito has officially signed with the Bills, according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington.
Done deal. Richie Incognito has officially signed with the Bills, source says.—
Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 07, 2015
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