Buffalo Bills: Richie Incognito is back in the NFL in Oakland

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Richie Incognito surprised Buffalo Bills fans when he retired after the 2017 season. He is now coming back as a member of the Oakland Raiders.

The Buffalo Bills had a rough start to the 2018 offseason. The team was fresh off breaking the playoff drought, only to see Eric Wood and Richie Incognito retire.

Wood’s was due to an injury while Incognito wavered on the matter and had some personal issues arise that made it seem like he needed to figure some things out.

Now he is back in the NFL, this time as a member of Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Gruden is perhaps the only coach who would give Incognito another shot after what transpired back in 2018.

Incognito is obviously a polarizing player. He gave it all on the field but also had some remarks that weren’t exactly the best. I suppose he is a perfect example of professional athletes being human just like you and I.

Incognito retiring may end up being a good thing for the Bills. He is already 35 years old and his departure allowed Brandon Beane to construct the offensive line his own way. That construction is still ongoing, as plenty of competition has been brought in to compete for the starting spots.

The whole situation was just odd, even if it helped the team in the long-term.

Some Bills fans will care about this news. Others won’t. I fall in the middle where it is noteworthy but nothing to have any big reaction about.

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What are your thoughts on Incognito being back in the NFL? Would you prefer he come back in Buffalo?