Richie Incognito has insisted he is still getting behind the Miami Dolphins in every game, despite being banned for the remainder of the season by the franchise.
The Pro Bowl guard was speaking in a phone interview with NFL.com when he reiterated that he was behind his teammates 100 per cent while he is made to watch their playoff push on television.
"Even though I'm away from the team, it doesn't change the fact that I'm still pulling for my guys," he said.
"I love these guys. I talk to them every single day, so I feel like I'm out there with them in spirit. I talk to the coaches after the game, the players.
"It was so much fun watching them win a big game Sunday against a very good division opponent that's owned the AFC East [the New England Patriots].
"I saw a team come together and play a complete football game and win a game in December when it matters with playoff implications."
Miami confirmed this week that Incognito had come to an agreement with the franchise that would see him stay suspended with pay for the rest of the season and the playoff, should Dolphins make it.
It means that the 30-year-old is unlikely to play for Miami again as he is approaching free agency and management will likely be keen not to have to address the issue of the NFL investigation into him again.
Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the Dolphins late in October amid claims he was being bullied by teammates, accusations which led to Incognito being suspended.