Shortly after telling The MMQB he's contemplating retirement, the 34-year-old took the pronouncement a step further. "I just want to be in the Hall of Fame". "That's it." Incognito added he is experiencing liver and kidney problems and is being affected by stress.
Speculation regarding Incognito's future first began last week after he fired his agent on Twitter. "Nothing I can't restore with some balance, but the stress is killing me".
After being drafted by the Rams, Incognito racked up personal fouls and other ugly incidents, and he was released late in the 2009 season. "The contract and all that pissed me the f-- off and all that, but [retiring] has nothing to do with that".
Incognito was suspended for the final eight games of the 2013 season, when the Dolphins were thrust into the national spotlight after offensive lineman Jonathan Martin abruptly quit the team amid accusations he was being bullied.
In its tweet Tuesday night, the NFLPA wished Incognito good luck in the next stage of his career. "And that's it", Incognito said.
That launched an inquiry that lasted months by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells, who determined that Pouncey, Incognito and Jerry engaged in a pattern of abuse.
Incognito completed his third season with the Bills, who provided him a second chance at continuing his career. Longtime center Eric Wood retired for medical reasons, so they'd be without two members of a formidable interior group.