According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in free agent Richie Incognito for a visit and if all goes well, the team could make an offer to the controversial offensive lineman. For a while now, reports have surfaced that the Bucs were interested in signing Incognito to address their O-line struggles, but head coach Lovie Smith has remained non-committal when questions arose about making a move for the 31-year-old guard.
“All players that are available we look to see if they would fit into our program,’’ Smith said. “All players, I’ll just kind of leave it at that. If we’re really interested in someone we’ll bring him in. We’re looking at everyone constantly, not just now. Every position.’’
On November 3, 2013, Incognito was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by the Miami Dolphins over the alleged treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin. Even though the suspension was lifted in early February, no team has offered him a contract. The Bucs could pull the trigger on a deal, however, they may also face some adversity from the NFL who could impose additional penalties on Incognito. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Let’s see how things go with his visit first.