LAS VEGAS – Raider’s left security guard Richie Incognito, a four-time pro bowler, left Las Vegas’ Monday night win over the New Orleans Saints with an Achilles tendon injury.
Incognito, 37, was classified as restricted in practice on Friday and Saturday with the injury. He was replaced by rookie John Simpson in the second quarter. Incognito was standing on the sidelines with his hands on hips and a ball cap on his head as he spoke to injured and inactive right-back Trent Brown in the second quarter.
In just six quarters of the 2020 season, Raiders Incognito, Brown (calf) and Brown’s successor Sam Young (groin) had lost to an injury. Denzelle Good, usually a guard, started the real attack after replacing Young, who replaced Brown, in Carolina last week.
Understaffed or not, the line has produced. The Raiders racked up 375 yards in a 34:24 win over the Saints, and quarterback Derek Carr was not sacked in a performance with three touchdown passes.
Incognito has been one of General Manager Mike Mayock’s top free agent additions since joining the Raiders after the 2018 season, a year after Incognito retired a year.
Involved in both on-field and off-field problems, Incognito has not been a distraction for the Raiders since he signed a “proof-it deal” and then a two-year contract renewal worth up to $ 14 million has received with more than $ 6 million guaranteed.