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    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Controversial offensive lineman Richie Incognito joined the Buffalo Bills on Thursday after being cut by the St. Louis Rams on Monday.

    Incognito was on the practice field with the Bills and could even see playing time on Sunday against the Patriots.

    Incognito was cut by St. Louis after committing two personal foul penalties for head butting in the Rams 47-7 loss to the Titans last week. He also got into a verbal confrontation with Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

    Incognito was voted as the dirtiest player in the NFL according to a poll of players done earlier this season by The Sporting News.

    Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell did not like the signing, saying on his Twitter account, "Biggest disappointment this year. The guy is a bum. Dirty and Always will be." Mitchell did apologize for the comment on Twitter and to Bills coach Perry Fewell.

    After practice, Two On Your Side's Ben Hayes asked Incognito about his reputation in the league.

    Hayes: "Your reputation, voted the dirtiest player in the league, how do you view your rep?"

    Incognito: "I guess it's a little spotty right now with the dirtiest player in the league, I think they polled 90 guys and nine guys answered that I'm the dirtiest player in the league so now everybody runs with it that I'm the dirtiest player in the league, so you call me what you want I'm a hard nose football player and I'm going to bring my A game every Sunday.''

    Hayes: "Any reaction to the comments by Kawika mitchell? did you see them, did he say anything to you?"

    Incognito: "I did see them, I haven't spoken to Kawika yet, just like you said I have a reputation around the league for being a less than model citizen and some guys on teams really dislike playing against me and I can see where Kawika is coming from, I've probably done some cheap stuff to him playing in the past but now, we're a team now, we're members of the same team and we're working toward the same goal and that's getting this club as many wins as possible.''
    A defeated look of consternation, dissappointment, or even pain. The name derives from the look one often gets when challenged by a large BM.

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