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Oakland Raiders sign former Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito

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The Oakland Raiders have signed former Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito, according to reports.

Incognito, a Pro Bowl left guard with the Buffalo Bills, returns to the league after one year away from football. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Raiders have signed Incognito to a one-year deal.

Incognito told The Buffalo News during the 2018 offseason that he was calling it a career due to health concerns stemming from 11 seasons in the league.

Losing Incognito and center Eric Wood were two major reasons why Buffalo’s offensive line took a major step back in 2018. Prior to his retirement, Incognito’s play earned him Pro Bowl honors in each of his last three seasons with the Bills. During that three-year stretch from 2015-2017, Incognito appeared in and started all 48 games for Buffalo.

During his year away from football, Incognito was arrested for throwing gym weights at another patron and threatening an employee of a funeral home during the week his father died. He appeared to be in much calmer waters on a recent podcast with Wood, when he said he’d like to return to football.