Armando Salgeuro of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are expected to release veteran G Richie Incognito following the events that led to him being suspended by the team.
“He’s done,” a ranking club source told Salgeuro Monday. “There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair. The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he’ll never play another game here.”
- Tom Pelissero reports that the Dolphins haven’t made a final decision to release Incognito, but a source added that it’s “certainly a possibility.“
The Dolphins reached out the NFL to review the situation involving Incognito and OT Jonathan Martin, who is currently on indefinite leave from the from the team. Miami is expected to wait until after the league has conducted their investigation and for Incognito to offer a defense before releasing him.
In case you missed it earlier, here’s a message that was sent to Martin, via ESPN.com.
“Hey, wassup, you half n—– piece of s—. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s— in your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F— you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”
Incognito, 30, is in the final year of his contract, so it’s not as though this will be a huge issue for the Dolphins from a financial perspective. Allowing him to return to the team could obviously have a detrimental impact on the team’s locker room, so it’s probably for the best to cut him loose.
We’ll have more as the news is available.