AP source: Incognito to sit out rest of season

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In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla.
In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin speaks to members of the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York.
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin speaks to members of the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York.
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin speaks to the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York.
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin, center, prepares to speak to members of the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 image made from video made by WSVN-TV in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Miami Dolphin player Richie Incognito is interviewed near his home.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 image made from video made by WSVN-TV in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Miami Dolphin player Richie Incognito is interviewed near his home. 
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin responds to questions during a media availability following an NFL football practice, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Davie, Fla. The Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin the previous week. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In this photo from Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) walks across the field for the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Richie Incognito filed a grievance on Nov. 14, 2013, against the Dolphins over his suspension. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the guard filed it over his suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
In this July 22, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin is interviewed after a practice in Davie, Fla. In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins' game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who's the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito watches during an NFL football practice at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla., on May 29, 2013.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill talks to the media on Nov. 6 after NFL officials launched an investigation to try and determine who knew what and when about the troubled relationship between offensive lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin.
Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin watches from the sidelines during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in December 2012.
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin talks to the media during a news conference after NFL officials launched an investigation to try and determine who knew what and when about the troubled relationship between offensive lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin.
TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: A Miami Dolphins fan holds a sign for Richie Incognito during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins fans show their support for Richie Incognito during an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 11.
A Dolphins fan shows his support for Richie Incognito before Miami's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 11.
A Dolphins fan shows his support for Richie Incognito before Miami's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 11.
A Miami Dolphins fan shows his support for Richie Incognito at Raymond James Stadium on Nov. 11.
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The playoffs may pay off for Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, even from the sideline.

Incognito will remain on the NFL's suspended list with pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the bullying scandal that led to Incognito's suspension remains under investigation. The person said Incognito would be in line for a playoff share.

Coach Joe Philbin declined to comment, but the Dolphins released a one-sentence statement saying the team and Incognito had agreed to "maintain his suspension" during the investigation. Incognito's agent didn't respond to requests for comment.

The veteran guard is in the final year of a contract with a 2013 base salary of $3.5 million, or $220,588 per game.

Incognito was suspended Nov. 3 in the wake of the bullying scandal. He filed a grievance Nov. 14 against the Dolphins seeking to rejoin the team, but later withdrew it.

Tackle Jonathan Martin left the Dolphins on Oct. 28 and alleged he was harassed daily by teammates, including Incognito. NFL special investigator Ted Wells has interviewed Incognito, Martin, other players and coaches and will file a report.

Miami put Martin on the reserve/non-football illness list Nov. 30, ending his season.

The Dolphins (8-6), who beat AFC East leader New England on Sunday, are 5-2 since Martin left the team and 4-2 without Incognito. They'll earn a wild-card playoff berth if they sweep their final two games.

Following the latest win, quarterback Ryan Tannehill praised the team's resilience in the wake of the scandal.

"We are fighters," he said. "We've been through a lot. Guys are tough and are able to handle anything that happens on the field."

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AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner in New York contributed to this report.

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