Richie Incognito Retires as a Raider at 39 Years Old

Source: D. Ross Cameron/AP

Four-time Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito officially retired Friday as a Raider after playing nearly a decade and a half in the NFL. Incognito was selected to four Pro Bowls in his career, once with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and three straight years with the Buffalo Bills from 2015-17. Incognito was originally a third-round selection by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2005.

“It felt like home the minute I got here,” Incognito wrote in an open letter published on

“I love the Raiders organization, and Mr. Davis means the world to me. It’s why after four teams and 15 years, I’m retiring a Raider.”

Incognito first signed with the Raiders to a one-year contract in 2019 and starting 12 games before earning himself a two-year, $12.7 million extension the following offseason. Unfortunately for both Incognito and the team, the left guard would only play two games in the 2020 season before missing the entire 2021 season due to injury.

Richie Incognito was involved in a number of off-the-field incidents during his career, resulting in multiple suspensions. Most notably, Incognito was at the center of a locker room bullying scandal during his time with the Miami Dolphins. Incognito missed half of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season in the wake of his involvement in the scandal. Incognito voluntarily checked into a treatment facility in 2014, rehabilitated his image, and went on to have a successful career in the NFL for almost ten more seasons.

Incognito’s retirement was celebrated warmly by his Raiders teammates on Friday, including messages from team leaders Derek Carr and Maxx Crosby, who congratulated and thanked Incognito.

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