Richie Incognito isn't any closer to getting back on the field for the Miami Dolphins, but his days without a pay check will soon be over.

NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported that Incognito and the Dolphins have reached an agreement to extend Incognito's suspension with pay while Ted Wells completes his independent investigation, according to Dolphins sources, the NFL and a source close to the player.

Terms of the agreement are confidential.

The rules of the collective bargaining agreement prevent the Dolphins from suspending Incognito beyond four games. The final game of his initial ban will come Sunday against the New York Jets. The new agreement -- approved by both the NFL and NFL Players Association -- resolves any CBA conflict since Incognito will be paid.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely on Nov. 3 for conduct detrimental to the team after a voice mail surfaced in which Incognito used a racial slur and threatened violence against estranged offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. The NFL is investigating the Dolphins' workplace.