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Andrew Whitworth | Tackle

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 330
College: LSU
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Bengals signed LT Andrew Whitworth to a one-year, $9 million extension through 2016.
Whitworth said himself he would not be back with the Bengals following the 2015 season, but both sides apparently had a change of heart. Whitworth has started all but seven games for Cincinnati at left tackle since 2009 and has been one of the best blindside protectors in the league over that span. He is a big part of the reason Andy Dalton has yet to be sacked this season. Whitworth can also play left guard, where he may land in 2016 if first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi progresses as the Bengals hope. Sep 26 - 9:19 AM

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Date:'s Geoff Hobson said it is unlikely the Bengals trade any of their offensive tackles.

On the surface, starting tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith look to be surplus to requirements after the Bengals spent their first two picks on offensive tackles in the 2015 draft. The issue is first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, and Cincinnati would likely prefer second-round pick Jake Fisher to spend some time developing on the bench. The Giants and Broncos will have to look elsewhere to help their banged up offensive lines.
May 30 - 12:55 PM

A tweet from Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth's Twitter account on Wednesday stated that owner Mike Brown has informed Whitworth that he will not be re-signed after the 2015 season.

Like RT Andre Smith, Whitworth is in a contract year. The Bengals used their first- and second-round picks on tackles, and Whitworth is known to be frustrated with the only organization he's ever known. "Mike Brown told me I'm done here," the tweet read. "Said I can play this year and go home. So I told him I want a raise or I'll sit my ass at home." Later, Whitworth attributed the tweet to his wife and claimed it was "intended to be sent as a private message" to a teammate. The tweet has since been deleted, and Whitworth's account is now private.
May 6 - 7:53 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth is frustrated about his contract status, and believes the team hasn't been straight with him about his future.

Headed into his age-32 season, Whitworth is due $5 million in the final year of his contract. The Bengals used their first-round pick on OT Cedric Ogbuehi, and a second-rounder on Jake Fisher. The writing is on the wall for Whitworth, while contract-year RT Andre Smith is scarcely in a better position.
May 4 - 1:35 PM

Bengals OL Andrew Whitworth will return to left tackle in 2014.

This was always the expectation after the Bengals lost Anthony Collins to the Bucs. Whitworth was a beast after shifting to left guard last Week 13, but hardly struggled on the blindside before the move. Now 32, Whitworth is signed through 2015.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 01:13:00 AM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth would "prefer to play left tackle."

Whitworth may be a victim of his own success as he was an above average run blocker after switching to left guard halfway through 2013. New Bengals OC Hue Jackson believes in the power-run game, and Whitworth's physicality would be a great asset on the interior line.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 06:44:00 PM

The Bengals may explore moving LT Andrew Whitworth to left guard permanently under new OC Hue Jackson.

Jackson is a power-blocking proponent, and Whitworth's "violent" playing style makes him a strong fit at left guard, where he flourished in six starts to close out last season. Whitworth kicking inside hinges on the Bengals' ability to re-sign free agent LT Anthony Collins, who shouldn't be cheap to retain.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth suffered a concussion in Wednesday's practice, and is uncertain for Week 16.

It gives Whitworth precious little time to get cleared for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He'll almost certainly be out, leaving Anthony Collins to man Andy Dalton's blindside. Collins started in Week 1 as Whitworth recovered from a knee injury. It's a concern, but not enough to downgrade Dalton from the ranks of the QB1s in a dream matchup.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) is active for Monday night's Week 2 game against the Steelers.

Whitworth practiced on a limited basis all week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He missed the opener against the Bears. Anthony Collins filled in admirably, but he'll revert back to swing tackle duties. The Bengals' inactives: WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Brandon Ghee, RB Rex Burkhead, G Mike Pollak, T Tanner Hawkinson, TE/FB Orson Charles, and DE Margus Hunt.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) is officially questionable for Week 2.

Whitworth practiced on a limited basis this week and has a chance to return for Monday night against the Steelers. If the Bengals decide to hold him out, Anthony Collins will make his second consecutive start in his absence.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 02:28:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) was limited in Friday's practice.

Whitworth resumed practicing Thursday and there's a chance he'll be available for Monday Night Football against the Steelers. Anthony Collins started in Week 1 and will continue to fill in until he's ready to return.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 06:35:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) has resumed practicing.

Whitworth revealed Thursday morning that he suffered a setback in August, but there's now a chance he'll suit up for Monday's game against the Steelers. Fill-in Anthony Collins wasn't a disaster in Week 1, but Whitworth's return would be a huge boost for Andy Dalton and company.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) revealed he had a setback in August.

Now we know why Whitworth has been so slow to recover. He first went under the knife way back in March and then needed another procedure to take out scar tissue in August. The Bengals are optimistic they'll finally get Andy Dalton's blind-side protector back for Monday night's game against the Steelers.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) said he's close to returning to practice and is waiting on medical clearance.

There's a chance Whitworth could be available for Monday night's game against the Steelers, but he should be considered doubtful. The Bengals are targeting a Week 3 return.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) "has a chance" to return in Week 2.

Sunday was Whitworth's first missed game since 2008. Fill-in Anthony Collins managed to hold his own against Julius Peppers and the Bears, but the Bengals have another tough matchup on deck in Clay Matthews' Packers. Whitworth's status is unlikely to be known until Friday at the earliest.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 03:16:00 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Brandon Tate
WR21Marvin Jones
2Mohamed Sanu
3Mario Alford
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
3Cedric Ogbuehi
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
RT1Andre Smith
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent