ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito’s playing days might not be over after all.
The veteran guard and former Husker is free to resume his career after the Buffalo Bills released him from their reserve/retired list on Monday. The move came six weeks after Incognito abruptly announced he was retiring on his Twitter account.
The NFL Players Association confirmed Incognito’s intentions by announcing he had contacted the union of his plans to retire. Incognito cited health concerns as one of the reasons he was retiring. He was also unhappy with taking a pay cut in restructuring the final year of his contract with Buffalo this offseason.
Incognito immediately becomes a free agent available to sign with any team. The 34-year-old Incognito has 11 seasons of NFL experience, including the past three with Buffalo.
The Bills provided Incognito a second chance at resuming his career after he spent 18 months out of football following his role in the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal.