Raiders reportedly cutting veteran lineman Richie Incognito


The Las Vegas Raiders are apparently releasing controversial veteran offensive guard Richie Incognito.

The move was made due to salary cap considerations, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who added that Incognito is "100% healthy" and fully intends on continuing his career.

Incognito is apparently open to a reunion with the Raiders, Rapoport said, noting that the former Nebraska Cornhusker wants to keep on playing whether it's in Vegas "or elsewhere."

The 37-year-old former Rams, Bills and Dolphins standout has kept a relatively lower profile since his time in Miami ended amid allegations that he had relentlessly bullied a young teammate, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, and even made racist, violent threats against Martin in an effort to silence him.

Martin was later traded to the 49ers and was out of the sport by 2016, citing injuries and emotional distress from the Incognito saga.

Incredibly, Martin was arrested and charged in 2018 when he appeared to threaten Incognito, the Dolphins, and his former high school, in a disturbing social media post featuring an image of a gun. The school was shut down for a day over the perceived threat. Martin later agreed to a pre-trial diversion program that allowed him to avoid jail time while completing counseling and community service.

Incognito, once voted the dirtiest player in the league by his fellow NFL players in a Sporting News survey, was the subject of two alarming incidents in 2018, including being placed in an "involuntary psychiatric hold" after a violent altercation at a Florida gym, and charges of disorderly conduct and making threats when he allegedly trashed an Arizona funeral home following his father's death.

The 37-year-old Incognito was limited to just two games last year after suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The New Jersey native signed with the Raiders prior to 2019, their last season in Oakland.

Incognito, a four-time Pro Bowler, is one of several notable interior offensive linemen who find themselves on the outside looking in amid a decrease in the NFL salary cap due to the pandemic.

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