ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have acquired veteran interior offensive lineman Richie Incognito off waivers from the St. Louis Rams. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Miami Dolphins also put in a waiver claim for Incognito, but Buffalo was awarded the player based on their inferior record.
Incognito was placed on waivers after receiving two personal foul penalties and getting heated toward Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo in this past Sunday's embarrassing road loss to Tennessee. He is widely regarded as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, and has had several run-ins with the Rams organization in recent seasons.
Here's what SB Nation's Rams blog, Turf Show Times, had to say upon Incognito's departure:
Some team will snap him up. He has the talent, and some coach will think for sure that he has what it takes to keep him on the straight and narrow... or tolerate his antics.
Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell, currently on IR, took to Twitter to voice his displeasure over the move:
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT THIS YR. THE GUYS A BUM. DIRTY AND ALWAYS WILL BE. REALLY WISH I WAS PLAYIN RITE NOW. SERIOUSLY... I KNO WE'RE N NEED OF OLINE BUT THIS GUY SUKS BALLS.
That, my friends, is blunt. Mitchell has since suggested that he was wrong to make those comments, but also noted that his opinion on Incognito remains unchanged.