Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane is saying that the verbal exchange between guard Richie Incognito and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue during Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game is a ‘misunderstanding’.
“There was definitely an exchange,” Beane said Tuesday. “I think there’s a misunderstanding of what was said.”
Incognito has attempted to get in touch with Ngakoue about the exchange, according to Beane, and the team has been in contact with the league about Ngakoue’s accusation that Incognito used racial slurs during the verbal exchange.
“From what I understand, it was a little bit of on-the-field stuff, back and forth,” Beane said while also noting the team is looking into the incident.
Ngakoue said that he was unsure if Incognito used the N-word.
“No, I don’t remember, but, you know, he said what he said,” Ngakoue said. “He knows what he said. I don’t gotta repeat it.”
Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell stated that Bills players were trying to antagonize Jags players.
“I think they were really trying to get us to lose our cool and try to get penalties,” Campbell said.
“There were a lot of guys talking as if it was coached to get us to lose our cool, so we can get a 15-yard penalty. I think that’s something we’re going to have to deal with because we’ve shown we can be a little too aggressive at times.”
“They won the game. The whole situation to me is very unfortunate, and I’ll just leave it at that” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday.
Bengals Place Dre Kirkpatrick on IR
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on the injured reserve, according to an official team announcement.
Kirkpatrick, 30, suffered a season ending knee injury after posting 33 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery for the Bengals over six games this season.
In corresponding moves, the Bengals promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson and wide receiver Damion Willis to the active roster.
Browns’ Myles Garrett Suspended Indefinitely
Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely for his actions in a fight that broke out at the end of Thursday night’s game between the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Garrett will be banned for the remainder of the 2018 season, and is likely going to be hit with a stiffer punishment once the NFL completes it’s investigation into the incident. Garrett could also be facing legal action from the attorney’s of Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph.
Garrett, 23, has notched 10 sacks for the Browns this season.
Browns’ Morgan Burnett Could Miss Season
Cleveland Browns’ veteran safety Morgan Burnett could miss the rest of the season after he apparently suffered a torn Achilles during Thursday night’s tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
While Burnett is set to undergo an MRI on Friday, it is expected that he will be ruled out for the rest of the season.
Burnett has notched 41 tackles, two sacks, and and interception this season for the Browns.
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