Richie Incognito wants to play, says 'we've had some nibbles'

Richie Incognito is looking for another chance to play in the NFL. (USATSI)
Richie Incognito is looking for another chance to play in the NFL. (USATSI)

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A year ago, Richie Incognito was the starting left guard for the Miami Dolphins. By early November he had been suspended after allegedly serving as the ringleader in a bullying scandal involving then-teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito never played again in 2013 and the team didn't re-sign him in the offseason.

Now he remains out of work but is hopeful that he can revive his NFL career. On Thursday, Incognito told that "we've had some nibbles," in terms of teams interested in his services, but added, "I'm not talking until I get picked up,'' said Incognito, 31. "I'm standing pat on that.''

So for the time being, Incognito waits.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last weekend in a response to a question about the Dolphins bullying scandal (via the Newark Star-Ledger), "I would say that the one person who has been very responsive in going through the program has been Richie Incognito. We’re working with his people and monitoring his progress on that front.”

As for potential suitors, Raiders owner Mark Davis said he wouldn't rule out signing Incognito, but that was at the owners meetings in March and clearly there has been no movement on that front since.

But that could change, especially as injuries happen in the coming weeks and months. Incognito, who has been working out while he waits for another opportunity, ranked 25th among all offensive guards last season, according to

Meanwhile, Martin is a member of the 49ers where he's been reunited with his college coach, Jim Harbaugh.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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