Peter King of SI.com reported on Sunday night that at least one playoff contender will be interested in Richie Incognito if the Miami Dolphins release him.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Dolphins can only suspend Incognito for a maximum of four games since he was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. After the four games are up, they’ll have to decide what they’re going to do with him.
Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Incognito’s suspension for conduct detrimental to the Dolphins is indefinite. Under the labor deal between the NFL and the players’ union, however, the suspension can last a maximum of four games.
This means that, unless the Dolphins suspend Incognito for fewer than four games, the Dolphins will have to decide what to do with him by Monday, December 2 — the day after the fourth game of any suspension.
The options are limited. The Dolphins will have to reinstate him to the roster or cut him. (In theory, he also could be suspended again, if he gives them grounds to do so.)