The Seattle Seahawks “at least checked in” on free agent guard Richie Incognito, according to a report from Mike Garafolo, an NFL insider for FOX Sports 1.
But don’t expect the Seahawks to be signing him as there is no indication the team has any interest in bringing him to Seattle.
Incognito was released by Miami last season after his involvement in a bullying scandal there. He is an unrestricted free agent and has been training in Phoenix.
Garafolo said that the Seahawks have “at least checked in on him” (you can watch the video here). But that won’t be happening, according to a league source. The Seahawks are a team that generally tends to explore all options, and that may be what happened here, where the Seahawks at least took a phone call.
Garafolo also said that the Raiders “at least have been keeping tabs” on him and that the Arizona Cardinals had “at least inquired about his availability” but that he had been told “that’s not going to happen.”
Seattle taken some steps to add depth at its guard spot, having recently signed veteran Wade Davis, who is expected to get more playing time Friday when the Seahawks host San Diego.
Seattle appears set with its starting guard spots with J.R. Sweezy at right guard and James Carpenter at left guard.
Garafolo said the interest of some teams in Incognito speaks to the overall condition of the guard spot in the NFL and that there is “not a lot of guard talent in the NFL.”