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Week 17 Outlook
The Rams activated LT Andrew Whitworth from injured reserve.
Whitworth has been sidelined since Week 10. He'll rejoin the Rams just in time to help an offense that'll be starting either John Wolford or a limited Jared Goff at quarterback.
Rams' LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) has suffered a torn MCL but is expected to return in 6-8 weeks, per source.
Rams' HC Sean McVay stated that the 15-year veteran did not sustain a season-ending knee injury and is estimated to return in 6-8 weeks. This return would coincide with the end of the regular season during a potential playoff push in the crowded NFC West. The Rams will start Joe Noteboom at left tackle during Whitworth's recovery.
Rams' veteran LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) suffered a torn MCL against the Seahawks' in Week 10 and will be heading to Injured Reserve, per source.
Whitworth was injured in the first half of the Rams' 23-16 win over Seattle and was replaced by G Joe Noteboom for the remainder of the game. The 6'7 330 pound tackle did not tear his ACL but had to be carted off the field with a torn MCL and damaged PCL in his left knee.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Los Angels Rams and former Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth agreed to terms on a three-year, $36 million deal that includes $15 million in guaranteed money.
Whitworth is likely headed to the Rams in a move to beef up their offensive line to protect impending second-year signal caller Jared Goff. Whitworth, 35, is still a reliable left tackle despite his age. Because he has minimal-to-no durability issues -- he only missed eight games in his 11-year career -- he had a greater free agent value than Ryan Clady, Russell Okung and Kelvin Beachum, who all have an injury history. Whitworth is expected to start at left tackle while they move Greg Robinson to guard, per Rapoport.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs have officially declined Nick Foles' 2017 option. He is a free agent.
As expected, Foles is a free agent. The Chiefs were rumored to decline his option for 2017 throughout the offseason, and they did just that on Thursday. The five-year veteran will have a market and could go to a team to compete for a starting job. The Jets, Bears and Browns have a need at quarterback. However, Garafolo said he wouldn't "rule out" a return to the Eagles if they elect to part ways with Chase Daniel.