The Denver Broncos and GM John Elway are considering signing troubled, free-agent linemen Richie Incognito, according to ESPN.
Incognito visited the Broncos facility on Monday, where he reportedly worked out for and spoke with top team officials. The eight-year veteran last played in the league in November of 2013, when he was suspended by the Miami Dolphins after being accused of relentlessly harassing teammate Jonathan Martin.
A subsequent league investigation later concluded Incognito and teammates Mike Pouncey and John Jerry constantly harassed Martin to the point he bolted the team in October of that same year. In one of his most outlandish acts, Incognito allegedly phoned Martin and left him a threatening voice message where he also threatened to harm some of his family members.
Incognito’s bad-boy reputation dates back much further than the Martin incident. In 2009, he was voted the league’s “dirtiest player” in a Sporting News poll of his peers. During that same year, he was hit with two 15-yard penalties for head-butting in a game against the Tennessee Titans.
Incognito started his NFL career with the Rams in 2006. During the four-seasons he spent with the team, he drew an eye-popping 38 penalties, including seven for unnecessary roughness. In all, the 31-year-old Incognito has played in 102 NFL games, including stints with the Dolphins, Rams and Bills.
The 24-year-old Martin is now an offensive linemen with the San Francisco 49ers.
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