Rams news: Los Angeles 'confident' they will re-sign Andrew Whitworth
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Rams ‘confident’ they will re-sign Andrew Whitworth

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay says that the team expects to re-sign offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, according to Rich Hammond of The Athletic.

“I think we’re pretty confident,” McVay said. “I think you feel pretty good about it. He still played a really high level last year. His impact isn’t exclusive to just playing the left tackle position. He does a lot of really good things in terms of the mentorship that he provides. … He’s a part of the plan and definitely want to try to get him back.”

There were questions as to whether or not Whitworth would continue playing in 2020, but he said earlier this month that he will be taking the field next season.

Whether or not that’s with the Rams remains to be seen, but it seems like Los Angeles wants him back.

Whitworth, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (55th pick overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

He spent the first 11 years of his career with the Bengals but did not really begin to blossom until the second half of his tenure with the club, as he made his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2012 and proceeded to earn a couple of more trips to the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016 while also earning a First-Team All-Pro selection in the latter season.

The 38-year-old then signed with the Rams in March 2017 and went on to make another Pro Bowl appearance and notch First-Team All-Pro honors again in 2017.

Whitworth has not made the Pro Bowl in either of the last two years but has remained a steady force along LA’s offensive line.