The Denver Broncos are in discussions with controversial former Miami Dolphins starter Richie Incognito, it has been reported today.
The Super Bowl chasing team have worked out the guard this week and are currently in talks with Incognito and his representatives with a view to offering the Pro Bowler a deal.
Richie Incognito has missed 18 weeks of NFL action since being suspended by his former team the Miami Dolphins in November 2013 in relation to his role in the bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin. His actions included verbal and physical abuse, taunting text messages.
In a report following an investigation into the issue the 2012 Pro Bowler was subsequently named as one of the main culprits behind an array of incidents of harassment which including racist and homophobic abuse. He was released when his contract expired this summer.
Incognito's chances of finding a new NFL team were thought to be minimal due to his controversial past, with his mental state also reportedly a cause for concern during the offseason. But, according to NFL Network's Jeff Darlington, the veteran has been keeping in shape at an Arizona facility in the hope of rekindling his pro career.
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Landing a deal with the Denver Broncos would certainly be a surprising turnaround for Incognito with the 7-2 franchise harbouring aspirations of a Super Bowl season this year.
Controversial pick up
Whether Broncos fans will be so enamoured to see their team in talks with the disgraced figure remains to be seen. The initial reaction on social media towards the proposed move is mixed.
Considering his actions in the last NFL locker room he was a part of it is no surprise that the Denver staff are doing their due diligence on Incognito before coming to a final decision.
Should the two sides reach a deal however Incognito will look to add to his 102 starts having previously turned out for the Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams after joining the league in 2005.
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