Is Tampa Bay ready to go Incognito this season?
According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, former Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito, who was at the midst of the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal last fall, is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. The Bucs are thin at the guard position with the start of the 2014 season only weeks away, and could only be doing their due diligence on Incognito. Glazer places the odds of Tampa Bay signing the free agent at 50-50.
It was less than two weeks ago that Bucs head coach Lovie Smith insisted that if the team were interested in Incognito’s services, he would have already been in camp.
“All players that are available, we look to see if they would fit in our program,’’ Smith said. “All players. And I will just kind of leave it at that. If we are really interested in someone, we will bring them in.’’
The Bucs have gone 1-2 this preseason.
A Pro Bowler in 2012, Incognito was suspended for the bulk of the 2013 season a week after Martin left the team. He was named the primary culprit in an independent investigation. Martin, a tackle, is with the San Francisco 49ers this season.