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Andrew Whitworth announced his retirement this morning after a 16-year NFL career.
Whitworth, the oldest offensive tackle to ever play, was one of the most respected and liked players in the league. He won the 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, was a two-time first-team All Pro, four-time Pro Bowl participant, and, for 40 days, he was the oldest player in the NFL.
Andrew Whitworth is expected to return for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the 49ers.
Whitworth returned to a limited practice on Wednesday and full practice on Thursday after missing the Divisional Round game against Tampa Bay.
Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) will not play and is out Sunday when the Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC divisional round Sunday.
The Rams will now be tasked with protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford without Whitworth against a Buccaneers defense that will bring pressure from everywhere on Sunday.
Andrew Whitworth has officially been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
This is good news for the Rams offensive line. The combination of Sony Michel and Cam Akers (if he plays) should get a boost from Whitworth’s activation.
Andrew Whitworth is active for Week 1's game against the Bears, after being listed on the injury report due to rest.
Whitworth sat out Wednesday's practice due to rest, but was a full participant for practices on Thursday and Friday. He played just 11 games last season, but finished as Pro Football Focus' sixth graded tackle.