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Richie Incognito: Miami Dolphins return 'my No. 1 goal'

Richie Incognito has returned to Twitter, and now he's focusing on reuniting with the Miami Dolphins.

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"Returning to the Dolphins was my No. 1 goal from the time I got suspended," Incognito told WSVN-TV's Rosh Lowe.

The guard confirmed he entered a mental-health treatment facility to deal with stress following his suspension and subsequent release of the Ted Wells report.

"... I was stressed," he said. "I believe in post-traumatic stress syndrome, and I believe in private mental health care."

Incognito said he only "skimmed" the Wells report and takes responsibility for his actions.

"I want a clean slate," he said. "I'm at peace with everything that happened. I'm at peace with the attorneys and myself. Go to my Twitter page. I'm back online, and I'm not mad at anybody."

Incognito also said he was happy offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is getting a second chance with the San Francisco 49ers, and that the guard would like a second chance of his own.

Lowe then asked Incognito, currently a free agent, if he had a message for fans in Miami.

"Dolphins fans, Richie is well," he said. "Richie wants to come back and play. But the business has to handle the business end, and that's it."

Third person aside, it's good that Incognito believes he got himself right and wants to return to the NFL. However, the Dolphins have given no indications they would welcome him back.

As we've seen countless times, until the NFL wants a player back, no amount of wishing is going to make it happen.

UPDATE: Incognito told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver that he also is intrigued by the idea of playing for the Oakland Raiders.

"I'm 100 percent into that," Incognito said Tuesday night. "I think that would fit my personality the best. It makes so much sense. I know (offensive coordinator Greg) Olson and (offensive line coach Tony) Sparano, and I'm a loyal guy, and I'd love to play for them again. And, of course, the Raiders have that aura."

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