Miami lifted Richie Incognito’s indefinite suspension on Tuesday. The veteran left guard will be an unrestricted free agent on March 11, and the Dolphins don’t want him back.

Incognito has a stench of controversy stuck to him since allegations of bullying teammate Jonathan Martin were levied near midseason.

Opinions about his conduct are varied and polarizing, but his portrayal as all-around bad guy has lessened as information has been released.

The real question for teams in need of a left guard: Is Incognito is worth the risk? The Raiders could ponder that fact after receiving lackluster left guard play in 2013.

Pro Football Focus considered Lucas Nix the league’s lowest-ranked guard during a season where he made nine starts on the left and another on the right. Left tackle Khalif Barnes – a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent -- struggled as a run blocker after moving to guard the last five games.

Incognito ranked among the top 25 cumulative scores last season despite playing in just nine games. He was a Pro Bowler in 2012, his last full season.

It’s clear that he would offer an upgrade at the position and a level of toughness to the offensive. There’s little question about that. But, is there too much baggage that comes with it?

Reports indicated Wednesday that NFL-appointed independent investigator Ted Wells will issue a report about Incognito’s relationship with Martin, which brought bullying and locker-room culture into the limelight this season.