Richie Incognito has been without an NFL franchise since leaving the Miami Dolphins last season after been identified as one of the main culprits in a locker room bullying culture that shook the league.
Exposed as a bully in the extensive Wells Report released in March of this year he remains a controversial figure in the league.
Incognito has gone through the entirety of training camp as an unsigned free agent with NFL teams perhaps understandably wary of bringing in a veteran player who carries more than his fair share of baggage.
But the controversial offensive lineman has spoken today about his desire to return to the NFL with a new team, and revealed to USA Today that there has been some interest:
"We've had some nibbles," he revealed, going on to explain that that his agent was busy seeking out opportunities but refusing to name any specific teams:
"I'm not talking until I get picked up...I'm standing pat on that." Incognito continued.
Incognito was originally suspended by the Miami Dolphins back in October 2013 in relation to the bullying of then-teammate Jonathan Martin.
The subsequent 144 page report assessing the Dolphins organization as a whole confirmed him as the main culprit, alongside two fellow Dolphins teammates, in what had seemingly become a bullying epidemic in the Florida franchise's dressing room.
The accusations ranged from homophobic name calling and racial remarks to those of a sexually explicit nature in relation to Martin's family members.
Leading up to the report, and in the immediate aftermath of its publication, Richie Incognito was never too far away from the headlines - his eccentric actions (see smashing up his own Ferrari) and emphatic social media use leading to genuine concerns emerging about his well-being.
His words today however are his first in the public domain since late March.
Chances of a return
Unlike Jonathan Martin, who also left the Dolphins this offseason for a switch to the San Francisco 49ers, the chances of seeing Richie Incognito in an NFL jersey again remain slim at best.
According to those close to him he has however been keeping in shape at a training facility in Phoenix in an attempt to be ready should any opportunities arise.
But it remains to be seen whether any of the "nibbles" he describes will turn into contract offers in the near future.
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