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Andrew Whitworth declares himself a Bengal for life
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) 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."
Bengals' Whitworth posts tweet about Mike Brown, said wife did it
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) 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.
Andrew Whitworth not worried about role despite Bengals' draft
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) 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.
Bengals release Friday injury report
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) 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.
Andrew Whitworth hopes to return to left tackle
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/10/14) 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.