LAKE BUENA VISTA—It’s been an interesting run for Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito, who has gone from one of the most controversial players in the NFL during the end of his time with the Dolphins to celebrated as a leader in Buffalo.
Through it all, he continues to be excellent at his job. Incognito made the AFC Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement this year, his third appearance, which reunited him with former Miami teammate Cameron Wake.
Wake and Incognito were always friends when they played together and have enjoyed practicing on the same team again this week.
“It was awesome, man,” said Incognito, who was gone before Dolphins Pro Bowlers Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry were drafted. “It’s great to see Cam and catch up with him again. His locker was right next to mine the entire time down in Miami. We have a real close personal relationship, and it’s always great to see guys like that overcome such a serious injury and come back to play at such a high level.”
Wake’s comeback season has been a big topic among AFC players. He was one of the best pass rushers in the league before tearing his Achilles tendon in 2015, and there was widespread doubt that he’d ever be the same player — especially at 34.
Incognito, 33, didn’t necessarily doubt Wake, but he was still stunned by how well he played this season.
“I really was amazed,” he said. “That’s a very tough injury to come back from, especially when you’re older and you’re a player like Cam who relies on speed so much, but he hasn’t lost a step. He came back and he beasted it and he proved that us old guys can still do it at a high level.”
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