NFL: Incognito reaches deal with Dolphins
By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI — Free-agent guard Richie Incognito signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.
The Dolphins will be the third NFL team since December for Incognito. He has started 47 games but concedes he has a reputation for being “a less than model citizen.”
Last year the St. Louis Rams benched him in two games, each time after he drew two personal fouls. The Rams waived him after the second benching, and he started the final three games for Buffalo.
Incognito was a third-round draft pick by the Rams in 2005, but eventually wore out his welcome in St. Louis. He criticized the Rams’ dwindling fan base in 2008, made an obscene gesture to a TV cameraman during practice and encouraged hecklers by cupping his hands to his ears while leaving the field after a loss.
Incognito left Nebraska after his sophomore season and was kicked off the team at Oregon before turning pro.
In Miami, Incognito will compete at right guard with Donald Thomas and Nate Garner, who shared the job last season. The Dolphins were in the market to improve their depth after injuries left them thin in the offensive line the second half of the year.