Bills' Incognito suggests he's retiring due to health issues

Buffalo Bills left guard Richie Incognito is retiring from the NFL.

On Tuesday, Inocognito told Peter King of The MMQB that he is strongly considering retirement but would return for another season in 2018 if the price is right.

Incognito admitted he was very unhappy when the Bills restructured his contract, but that was separate from his decision to retire.

Incognito is leaving football a little over three years since signing a one-year deal with Buffalo to resume his career after spending 18 months away from the game.

Of course, this could all be some kind of ploy from Incognito to get more money, either from the Bills or another team, as King's tweet alluded.

Since the offseason began, Incognito fired his agent via Twitter and agreed to a pay cut with a base salary of $3.65m. "That's it." Incognito added he is experiencing liver and kidney problems and is being affected by stress. He was out of football in 2014 after being suspended by the Miami Dolphins in 2013 as part of a bullying scandal.

Carucci asked Incognito if he would be changing his mind, and Incognito replied, "Absolutely not".

He also retweeted Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, saying it's been a long career, but he's done. The contract and all that pissed me the f off and all that, but [retiring] has nothing to do with that, ' Incognito said, via the Buffalo News. Incognito said he approached Ngakoue at the Pro Bowl and apologized.

Incognito completed his third season with the Bills, who provided him a second chance at continuing his career. It was heavily hinted at by Martin that he was bullied by the former Cornhusker because he was black.

Incognito, who turns 35 in July, made the Pro Bowl four times, including three times with the Bills. Longtime center Eric Wood retired for medical reasons, so they'd be without two members of a formidable interior group.

  • Stacy Allen