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Dolphins sign veteran guard Incognito to one-year contract

Free-agent guard Richie Incognito signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, the team announced Wednesday.

A source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network's Jason La Canfora that Incognito will earn a base salary of $725,000, with bonuses totaling $200,000. Incognito could earn a maximum of $425,000 in per-game roster bonuses for being active on game day, giving him a top compensation of $1.35 million.

The Dolphins will be Incognito's third NFL team since December. He has started 47 games during his five-year career, but he concedes that he has a reputation for being "a less than model citizen."

Last season, the St. Louis Rams benched Incognito in two games, each time after he drew two personal-foul penalties. The Rams waived Incognito after the second benching, and he started the final three games for the Buffalo Bills.

Incognito was a third-round draft pick by the Rams in 2005, but he eventually wore out his welcome in St. Louis. He criticized the Rams' dwindling fan base in 2008, made an obscene gesture to a television cameraman during practice and encouraged hecklers by cupping his hands to his ears while leaving the field after a loss.

Incognito left Nebraska after his sophomore season and was kicked off the team at Oregon before turning pro.

In Miami, Incognito will compete with Donald Thomas and Nate Garner, who shared the starting right guard job last season. The Dolphins were in the market to improve their depth after injuries left them thin in the offensive line during the second half of last season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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