Report: Richie Incognito told Bills he wants to play elsewhere
Richie Incognito said last month that football has taken a toll on him and he is done playing, but it is looking more and more like he just didn’t like the situation he was in.
The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that they have released Incognito from the reserve/retired list, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that roster move came after Incognito informed the team he wants to play elsewhere in 2018.
Richie Incognito told the Bills he wants to unretire, per source, which is why Buffalo released him from its Reserve/Retired list. Bills and Incognito both moving on – Incognito with hope of playing somewhere else.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2018
Incognito agreed to a pay cut earlier in the offseason that reduced his base salary from $6.3 million to $3.7 million, so he may have had second thoughts about playing for less money after a productive season in 2017. If that is the case, it would also help explain why he decided to fire his agents in such bizarre fashion a month ago.
While he was recently outspoken about the stress of football becoming too much for him, Incognito clearly just wants out of Buffalo. The team has granted him his wish.