The Buffalo Bills have signed Richie Incognito, the veteran offensive lineman who’s been out of the NFL since a race and bullying scandal derailed his career with the Miami Dolphins in 2012.
Bills management announced they had signed Incognito today in a statement, though details weren’t included. ESPN reported that the deal was for one year at $2.25 million, according to unnamed sources.
Incognito hasn’t played football since Week 8 of 2013. He was suspended after being accused of harassing and hazing fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who is black. The NFL investigation into those allegations revealed a vulgar voicemail Incognito left for Martin that included use of the n-word; in a television interview with Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, Incognito acknowledged it was his voice on the recording but denied he was a racist.
Martin now plays for the San Francisco 49ers. Incognito didn’t play last season.