BY: John Mamola
Early Monday morning FOX Sports Jay Glazer reported first that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be bringing in former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito. The former Dolphins lineman has been out of work since his contract with the Dolphins expired in March, and was suspended eight games of the 2013 season by the Dolphins after his role in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.
Breaking: The Bucs are bringing Richie Incognito in for a visit today, could sign him if visit goes well. ... http://t.co/qKJTuEQPSm— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 25, 2014
Monday morning WDAE was present in the Buccaneers locker room before practice asking the mood of the locker room surrounding Incognito’s visit to Tampa Bay. While the general mood of the room was a unified feeling of this being a business decision, defensive captain Gerald McCoy stated that his locker room will not have any distractions.
“There won’t be any issues,” said McCoy. “He would be coming to my team, so some stuff would have to change."
Quarterback Josh McCown echoed McCoy’s statements saying that the locker room is a very tightly knit one.
“We feel good about our locker room,” said the Buccaneers signal caller. “I feel good about the ability to add anybody and to embrace them and help them be a part of the Buccaneers.”
The Buccaneers are very thin at the guard position following the dismissal of Carl Nicks on the first day of training camp, and Incognito would seem a good fit for the position. Bucs center Evan Dietrich-Smith told WDAE that Incognito would be welcome in the locker room, but some may need a sit down ahead of time.
“Obviously I think some of the older guys would have something to say to him,” said Dietrich-Smith. “I mean it wouldn’t be anything negative or anything like that, but I don’t think they would let the man in the locker room if they felt it wasn’t going to be a good fit.”
Dietrich-Smith did say he would be one of those vets to speak to Incognito if the Buccaneers do decide to add him to the roster.
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