Raiders News: Richie Incognito hangs up after career spanning more than a decade

After 14 seasons, Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito has decided to hang up his boots. Although he was once one of league’s most controversial playersRaider Nation embraced it and, when he is healthyhe had an impact on the team.

When he arrived, many wondered if the decision to bring in Incognito was a wise one. His reputation preceded him, but under former head coach Jon Gruden, Incognito thrived with the Raiders. He quickly became an anchor on the Raiders’ offensive line, providing Gruden with the mainstay he needed at left guard. In his freshman year, the four-time Pro Bowler helped keep Derek Carr on his feet, allowing just one sack all season. His game was relatively clean, having been penalized only eight times that season as well. Even if you don’t care about Pro Football Focus ratings, his blocking rating of 88.5 is remarkable.

As it concerns his tenure with the Silver and BlackIncognito clearly cherishes him and seems grateful to them for allowing him to be himself.

“I felt like home the minute I arrived here. I’d played for so long and gotten that “bad boy” reputation, but it fit perfectly with the Raiders. They trusted who I was and they let me play. And I played my ass off just to thank them for the opportunity.

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