Wearing only black gym shorts, Richie Incognito opened the door of his home in a gated subdivision here and waited for a visitor to identify himself.

Only five months ago, still embroiled in a bullying scandal that led to his release by the Miami Dolphins, Incognito cheerfully greeted a reporter and showed off the Ferrari he'd bashed in with a baseball bat.

"Oh, that was just me venting,'' Incognito said that day in February. "That was my self-expression. That's a piece of art.''

But on Thursday, with his artwork out of view, Incognito looked wary. Still an unsigned free agent with NFL training camps in full swing and the preseason underway, Incognito said his agent is looking for opportunities and "we've had some nibbles.''

But that was it.

"I'm not talking until I get picked up,'' said Incognito, 31. "I'm standing pat on that.''

That might be the most surprising development yet for the one-time Pro Bowler.

For during the scandal and after an investigation revealed Incognito served as a ringleader in the bullying of then-teammate Jonathan Martin, Incognito used his Twitter account as a bullhorn in his own town square.