Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) prepares to block against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Richie Incognito can’t play in NFL until he undergoes evaluation


Embattled NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito wants to return to the league and the free agent will be allowed to do so, assuming he gets through a mandated ‘evaluation’ by NFL medical advisors.

We all know the Incognito/Jonathan Martin story which lead to Incognito (ironically enough) checking in to a medical facility for ‘severe mental stress’.

Now released, Incognito wants to resume his career but won’t be able to do so until the NFL gives his a clearance.

A league source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday that Incognito can sign a contract, but he can’t be paid or play until he undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by NFL-NFL Players Association designated medical advisors. Commissioner Roger Goodell must review their report and recommendation.

It’s a pretty understandable statement given the nature of what went on.

Incognito has expressed interest in playing for both the Miami Dolphins (his former team) and the Oakland Raiders in past days, though it’s not known if either (or any) team has interest in the veteran lineman.

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  • James

    Maybe if all players went through that test we wouldn’t have players killing there wife or players killing other people after signing bill multi million deals (Hernandez)!!