Buffalo Bills: Richie Incognito sends out first message since gym incident

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Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito appears to be doing well after being placed in a mental hospital following an incident at a gym.

It has been an eventful offseason for Richie Incognito. It began with a surprise retirement announcement after initially saying he would be back with the Buffalo Bills in 2018.

Then came a string of bizarre tweets before things got serious a few weeks ago when Incognito was placed under mental evaluation after throwing a weight at someone at a gym. It was sad to see, and luckily Incognito appears to have worked through his issues.

He sent out this tweet earlier today:

This was followed by a story from the Associated Press in which Incognito said he is training once again and wants to return to the NFL this season. Incognito never brings up the gym incident with the AP.

Incognito is obviously no longer a member of the Bills, but I doubt any Bills fan wanted to see his career end on such a bad note. He resurrected his career in Buffalo and gave up his body to protect whoever lined up under center.

Clearly he was going through something and the peak of that came at that gym. The tweet he sent out today hopefully means that is all behind him and he can work toward returning to the NFL this season. He may face a difficult road to get signed after this offseason of highs and lows, but talent usually outweighs everything else when it comes to teams in the NFL.

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I am personally glad to see this turnaround and I have already seen Bills fans offering up support to Incognito on Twitter. With all the issues of brain injuries in the NFL, this latest update from the veteran lineman provides some encouraging news.