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Raiders guard Richie Incognito out for year

Coach Jon Gruden confirms Incognito’s season-ending injury

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Richie Incognito
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Las Vegas guard Richie Incognito is out for the season because he is having foot surgery, coach Jon Gruden announced Monday afternoon.

“I hate to admit that,” Gruden said when revealing the news.

Gruden said Incognito and the team did all they could to try to get him back on the field, but it became apparent season-ending surgery was needed. Incognito has been out since a Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints with an Achilles injury.

Last month, Gruden said he thought Incognito was getting closer to returning from the injured reserve, but he had a setback.

Denzelle Good has been playing for Incognito at left guard and has played well. He is set to remain the starter for the rest of the season.

The Raiders have played just three snaps with their starting five offensive linemen this season. Gruden said he is not sure when right tackle Trent Brown, who has missed all but one game and three snaps this season, will come off the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. He reportedly may come back to practice this week.

Incognito is 37 and the Raiders signed him to a two-year contract extension worth $14 million last December at the end of his first season with the team.