ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The left side of Buffalo’s offensive line will be as toothy as it has ever been come September thanks to locking down guard Richie Incognito and Cordy Glenn.
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with Incognito on Tuesday after his camp began approaching other teams in the face of free agency. Buffalo, under Head Coach Rex Ryan, gave Incognito another shot in the NFL after he was forced to take a year break following a bullying scandal.
Incognito was arguably the most consistent player in Buffalo’s offense, becoming the first Buffalo Bills guard to earn Pro Bowl honors since Reuben Brown more than a decade ago.
Paired up with left tackle Cordy Glenn, the two paved the way for Buffalo to have the strongest rush game in the NFL, leading with 2,432 yards total and 4.78 yards on each carry.
In a press conference immediately following his decision, Incognito revealed about six teams were interested in bringing him in for a raise, but he took a pay cut to stay in Buffalo.
To Incognito, Rex Ryan’s leadership was the deciding factor, but he also acknowledged the team gave him a pass to reenter the NFL following his mistakes.
“I went from a guy who nobody wanted to the Bills giving me a shot, and I owe Buffalo a lot,” Incognito said.
Following his decision, Incognito said he and his mother shared “tears of joy” for what will likely be his last contract in the NFL.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Incognito’s three-year deal is worth about $15 million.