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Raiders Reward G Richie Incognito With New Deal

Richie Incognito solidified the Oakland Raiders offensive line this past season and the team gave the guard a new deal to make sure its building block remains in place.

Jay Glazer of the Athletic reported that Incognito had signed a two-year deal worth $14 million and $6.35 million guaranteed, making it a certainty that the veteran will be a member of the team when they relocate to Las Vegas.

The Raiders allowed 52 sacks in 2018. The team needed to protect their quarterback, so they went ahead and signed Incognito and right tackle Trent Brown last offseason. Both players automatically made an impact and upgraded the offensive line.

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In 2018, Derek Carr was sacked 29 times, good for the eight least sacks in the NFL. Incognito was responsible for just one of those quarterback takedown. Also, the guard played all the snaps in the 12 games he partook in. He was suspended for the first two and missed the last two because of injuries.

Likewise, Pro Football Focus gave Incognito a 74.0 overall grade, and it says that he had a 2.2 pressure rate on passing downs, second best among qualifying guards.

The Raiders needed to get as many playmakers as they could and found one key player on Incognito, who helped give an identity to the team. Giving the guard a two-year control ensures things stay the same way when they move to Las Vegas.

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