Rams look to protect Goff and Gurley with Whitworth signing
Former Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth is expected to sign with the Rams today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). In terms of talent, the veteran lineman ranked as one of the top tackles on the open market.
Reportedly, the Bengals front office tried to convince teams at the scouting combine they’d ultimately re-sign the veteran. Whitworth’s camp, meanwhile, told potential suitors that a return to Cincinnati was not locked down. Whitworth’s crew wasn’t lying – he’s leaving.
Whitworth, 35, spent his entire 11-year career in Cincinnati until now. He’s been remarkably durable, missing only two games since the start of the 2009 season. In 2016, PFF rated him as the second-best tackle in the entire NFL and he’s been a Top 5/Top 10 guy for the last five years in a row.
The former first-rounder has started 71 games during his five-year career.
This was a solid get for the Rams who needed to protect their two valuable possessions (at least one) in Todd Gurley and Jared Goff.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/rams-look-to-protect-goff-and-gurley-with-whitworth-signing/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Andrew_Whitworth.jpg?fit=300%2C303&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Andrew_Whitworth.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Los Angeles RamsNFC WestNFLRecent PostsAndrew Whitworth,LA Rams,NFL,NFL free agency,RamsFormer Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth is expected to sign with the Rams today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). In terms of talent, the veteran lineman ranked as one of the top tackles on the open market. Reportedly, the Bengals front office tried to convince teams at the scouting combine...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk