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Raiders sign guard Richie Incognito to 2-year extension

December 31, 2019 GMT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Guard Richie Incognito will be staying with the Raiders after their move to Las Vegas.

Incognito signed a two-year, $14 million contract extension with the Raiders on Monday that includes $6.35 million in guaranteed money.

The Raiders signed Incognito last offseason to a one-year prove-it deal to bring him out of retirement after a troubled past that included several suspensions, accusations of racism and bullying and run-ins with police off the field.

Incognito was suspended for the first two games of the season but quickly emerged as a locker room leader and a force on the offensive line. He played 12 games for the Raiders and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.

“He’s a big part of this team and to get Incognito for two more years is big for us,” coach Jon Gruden said. “He’s a leader on this team. He’s an excellent player. He has a lot of life in his legs, in his body. He has the passion to still keep going and we think he’s one of the best interior players in football.”

According to SportsInfo Solutions, Incognito had only five blown blocks on 742 snaps this season, the best rate among any offensive lineman with at least 200 snaps.

Incognito also stayed out of trouble off the field this season, giving the Raiders confidence to keep him in place for the future when the franchise moves to Las Vegas next year.

The deal with Incognito means the Raiders have all five starting linemen locked up already for at least the next two seasons.

Incognito was suspended multiple times in college, banned in the NFL for bullying teammate Jonathan Martin in Miami in 2013, accused of making racial slurs to Jacksonville defensive end Yannick Ngakoue during a playoff game in January 2018 and had multiple run-ins with police during his retirement following the 2017 season.

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