Oakland Raiders

Should Raiders make Oakland the safe haven for Richie Incognito?

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Besides basically starting from scratch on the defensive side of the ball, the Raiders have a long way to go with their offensive line, a unit that was probably the least talented in the entire NFL in 2013. One of the names that has already popped up is Miami Dolphins bad boy Richie Incognito, who recently took to Twitter in order to plead his case for a team to sign him.

In some sense, Incognito makes a lot of sense for the Raiders. No one questions Incognito’s abilities on the field. While continuously being voted the dirtiest player in the NFL, he is also recognized as one of the better guards in the league. His penchant for rule-breaking is reflective of his bulldog nature, something that often pays off in the trenches.

But on the other hand, it makes no sense at all. Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen have said multiple times that they want high character guys on the roster. If there is one thing the Raiders cannot deal with during a rebuild, it’s the kind of distraction Incognito could possibly bring.

One would imagine that Incognito would be on his best behavior next season, but anyone who’s followed his career knows that’s not the only drama he brings. Incognito’s well-known inability to contain his temper frequently results in personal fouls and distractions on the field, not just in the locker room.

Incognito may come at a cheap price when it comes to his salary, but there are other ways in which he can be a costly addition to the Raiders.

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