Incognito Still “An Option”August 26th, 2014
Read into it what you will. Less than 24 hours after Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith danced with sleazy guard Richie Incognito, Licht pulled the trigger on a trade he has been working on for a month with Bill Belicheat to acquire All-Pro guard Logan Mankins.
On face value, it sure seems like the Bucs decided not to pursue Incognito, but in a quickly assembled press conference to talk about the Mankins deal today, Licht all but said writing off Incognito would be premature.
After waxing poetic about what an outstanding leader and locker room guy Mankins, who Licht knows from his New England days, in the very next sentence Licht advised not to close the book (yet) on Incognito.
When pressed, Licht said that bringing in Incognito is still “an option.” But he said no more, other than that the Bucs told Incognito they would be in contact with him if they wanted to continue down that road.
Oh, and here is something to chew on: Licht said he has been speaking with “six or seven” other teams about all positions. Maybe Licht isn’t quite finished wheeling and dealing?