CINCINNATI — Would Andrew Whitworth really come again to the NFL?
Peter Schrager of NFL Network says the previous All-Pro left sort out was open to returning to Cincinnati to assist the Bengals within the playoffs, however the workforce wasn’t .
“Whitworth is retired and I’ve grow to be actually shut with Whitworth and I requested him straight up, ‘would you come again?’ And he is like ‘Well, the door’s open.’ And Bengals sources have been like ‘we’re good. We’re rolling with the fellows we obtained,'” Schrager mentioned on the Bill Simmons Podcast. “That would’ve been the Eric Weddle story of this man’s approaching only for the playoffs. The complete factor and he is in form to play and so they did not present a lot curiosity in signing him, so I believe they’re assured.”
Whitworth, 41, spent the primary 11 years of his profession in Cincinnati. He signed with the Rams in 2017 and performed in Los Angeles for 5 seasons. He helped the Rams get previous the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, earlier than retiring.
Despite being away from the sport for almost a 12 months, there have been loads of individuals who thought he might assist bang up the Bengals’ offensive line. Right sort out La’el Collins (ACL) is out for the season. Left sort out Jonah Williams (knee) and proper guard Alex Cappa (ankle) will each miss Sunday’s sport in Buffalo and will miss extra time, even when the Bengals do beat the Bills.
Most folks dismissed the concept of Whitworth returning to the league, particularly after successful the Super Bowl final season, however Schrager made it clear that he was no less than open to a attainable return.
UPDATE: Whitworth denied having curiosity in a return and responded to our article.
“Not true! I wasn’t ever open to a return. I’ve solely mentioned this 100 instances,” Whitworth tweeted. “And for the 1,000th time. Im underneath contract with Rams. It’s not even a risk! Nor might it’s mentioned.”
Listen to Simmons’ complete dialog with Schrager under.
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