Whitworth relayed Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 this summer, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
The Pro Bowl offensive lineman noted that members of his family also tested positive for the virus. The 38-year-old, who is bouncing back from a January procedure to address an ankle injury that he played through last season, is in line to start at left tackle for the Rams in 2020.
Whitworth (ankle) is locked in to reprise his role as the Rams' starting left tackle for 2020, Jourdan Rodrigue and Rich Hammond of the Athletic report.
Whitworth is coming off a January right ankle procedure to address an injury he played through in 2019, but he's expected to be a full go for training camp. The veteran left tackle's health will be more key than ever for the Rams' offense in 2020, as Whitworth represents the team's best hope for stability along a mostly unproven O-line.
Whitworth (ankle) re-signed Wednesday with the Rams on a three-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The 38-year-old left tackle won't necessarily play through the end of his new contract, but he'll at least be back for 2020. Whitworth is recovering from January ankle surgery, but he's expected to be ready to go for Week 1. He was perhaps the only bright spot on the Rams' offensive line in 2019, earning Pro Football Focus' No. 28 grade (72.8) out of 81 qualified tackles.
Whitworth (ankle) intends to play football in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Whitworth reportedly is pleased with his early progress recovering from January ankle surgery. His work at left tackle remained solid in 2019, even as the rest of the Rams' offensive line more or less fell apart. The 38-year-old can become an unrestricted free agent in March, but he's expected to re-sign with the Rams.
Whitworth underwent surgery on his right ankle but intends to be ready for the 2020 season, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
The 38-year-old left tackle was likely hampered by this injury for a good chunk of the 2019 campaign, but he didn't miss a game. Whitworth's contract expires in March, and he has expressed interest in staying with the Rams for the 2020 season. The Rams don't have an immediate replacement, either, so there may be mutual interest in agreeing to a new deal.
Whitworth will continue his football career in 2019, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
The 37-year-old left tackle will return to Los Angeles for the final season of a three-year, $36 million contract, providing some stability along the offensive line for a team that may lose left guard Rodger Saffold in free agency. Whitworth is still one of the league's best at his position and hasn't missed a game due to injury since 2013 in Cincinnati. With 195 regular-season starts and two First-Team All Pro selections to his name, Whitworth quietly has built a solid case for the Hall of Fame.
Whitworth is unsure if he'll retire or return to play in 2019, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Whitworth turned 37 in December but has remained a quality player for the Rams, seeing the field on over 94 percent of the team's regular-season and playoff snaps this season. He says he still feels good and would figure to remain a starter if he returned for a 14th campaign in 2019.
Whitworth (knee) wasn't present on Tuesday's injury report, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Whitworth's injury wasn't deemed to be serious when he suffered it in the season finale, and he's had more than a week to recover since then. Expect Whitworth to return to his starting left tackle role Saturday versus the Cowboys.
Whitworth knocked knees with another player Sunday, but he avoided serious injury, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Whitworth was unable to return Sunday after suffering his knee injury, but it appears he'll be back in action come playoff time. The Rams have a bye week upcoming, which should give the tackle enough time to recover and be at full health for the divisional round.
Whitworth will not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Whitworth will turn his focus towards returning to full health in time for the postseason. Joe Noteboom is expected to start at left tackle as long as Whitworth misses time.
Whitworth is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Whitworth left the field during the second quarter of Sunday's tilt, and will undergo further evaluation during halftime. Joe Noteboom is listed as Whitworth's backup on the Rams' official depth chart.
Whitworth (ankle) is starting the second half at left tackle for the Rams, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Whitworth headed to the locker room to be evaluated in the second quarter, but is apparently good to continue Sunday.
Whitworth is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles with an ankle injury, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Whitworth was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, albeit with a slight limp. Darrell Williams should continue in his stead at left tackle if Whitworth is unable to return in the second half Sunday.
Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth signed a one-year, $9 million contract extension with the Bengals on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Whitworth has been an excellent lineman with the Bengals for ages, so it's a nice reward as he delves deeper into the veteran portion of his career. A big winner in this is Andy Dalton, who hasn't been sacked by a Whitworth-guarded pass rusher since 2013.
Five days after Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth expressed frustration over the team's lack of communication with him, he declared himself a Bengal for life.
Whitworth criticized the team's "poor customer service" for using two draft picks on offensive linemen without communicating their plan with him.
On Saturday, Whitworth said he'd spoken to the team since his outburst and settled some issues.
"Monday was just an emotional day for me. It's a tough day. Just the process," Whitworth said, per Bengals.com. "You're getting older and eventually teams are going to have to make moves that prepare for that. And so for me, it's just being able to swallow that. The competitor I am, it's hard. The bottom line is, I love this place. I won't play anywhere else. I'll never put on another uniform other than a Cincinnati Bengal uniform and that's all that's important to me."
A message criticizing Bengals team president Mike Brown was posted on left tackle Andrew Whitworth's personal Twitter account, according to ESPN.com.
"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 a-- at home this …"
Moments after the tweet hit the social media site it was deleted. After deactivating his Twitter account, Whitworth logged back on but made his account private.
Whitworth told ESPN that the tweet originated from his wife, who was trying to send a private message to a teammate for him. Whitworth said his wife is upset over the ordeal but downplayed the message as more of a joke.
Whitworth is entering the final year of his contract.
Despite the Bengals drafting two offensive tackles in this year's draft, Andrew Whitworth is not worried about his role on the team, reports Cincinnati.com.
Whitworth, a nine-year veteran at left tackle, said he understands the business side of football and will mentor the new players.
"How I do things as a captain and leader, I am not planning on doing just what everyone else does," Whitworth said. "I want to be above and beyond and more than the average guy in this locker room, and have and always will."
The Bengals drafted Cedric Ogbuehi out of Texas A&M in the first round and Jake Fisher from Oregon in the second.
The Bengals have ruled out wide receiver Marvin Jones for the Sunday game against Tennessee with a foot injury that has prevented him from playing in either of the first two games. He is the lone certain scratch listed on the Friday injury report.
Several players have been deemed doubtful, however, including linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion), running back Rex Burkhead (knee), linebacker Sean Porter (hamstring), defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (knee) and guard Kevin Zeitler (calf).
Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (knee), offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee), tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) and safety Shawn Williams (groin) are all listed as probable.
The Bengals' Andrew Whitworth moved from left tackle to left guard for the final six games last season, replacing the injured Clint Boling while Anthony Collins stepped in for Whitworth. Although Whitworth excelled inside, he'd prefer to return to left tackle.
“I’m a long, lean lever guy without thick arms or legs. I’m built to play tackle,” Whitworth told the team's website. “I feel like that’s where I’d like to stay. That’s not a firm thing. It’s just what I would prefer.”
Whitworth is signed through 2015.
“I know this is a business and they have to do what they think is best for the future of the team and not for just one or two years,” he siad. “I know I turn the big 33 this year (Dec. 12) …I feel like I can play tackle for a long time.”
Whitworth's future could depend on whether Cincinnati re-signs Collins, a free agent.
Bengals OL Anthony Collins, S Chris Crocker, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, LB Vincent Rey, OL Andre Smith and OL Andrew Whitworth are active against the Chargers.
Collins, Rey, Smith and Whitworth are all dealing with ankle injuries. All six players were able to get through full practice Friday.