LAS VEGAS – Raiders left guard Richie Incognito, four-time Pro Bowler, left Las Vegas’ victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night with an Achilles tendon injury.Incognito, 37, was classified as limited in practice on Friday and Saturday due to the injury. He was replaced by rookie John Simpson in the second quarter. Incognito stood on the sidelines with his hands on his hips and a ball cap on his head as he spoke with injured and inactive right tackle Trent Brown in the second quarter.
In just six quarters of the 2020 season, the Raiders had lost Incognito, Brown (calf) and Brown’s replacement, Sam Young (groin), to injury. Denzelle Good, normally a goalie, started right tackle after replacing Young, who replaced Brown, in Carolina last week.
Shorthanded or not, the line produced. The Raiders totaled 375 yards in the 34-24 victory over the Saints, and quarterback Derek Carr was not sacked in a performance that included three touchdown passes.
Incognito is one of GM Mike Mayock’s best free agent rookies since joining the Raiders after the 2018 season, a year after Incognito retired for a year.
Incognito, which has had its fair share of problems on and off the field, has not been a distraction for the Raiders since signing a “show deal,” then a two-year contract extension of a. value of up to $ 14 million, with over $ 6 million guaranteed.