NFL Insider: Andrew Whitworth Used to be Open to Bengals Go back, Staff Wasn’t

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CINCINNATI — Would Andrew Whitworth actually come back to the NFL?

Peter Schrager of NFL Network says the former All-Pro left tackle was open to returning to Cincinnati to help the Bengals in the playoffs, but the team wasn’t interested. 

“Whitworth is retired and I’ve become really close with Whitworth and I asked him straight up, ‘would you come back?’ And he’s like ‘Well, the door’s open.’ And Bengals sources were like ‘we’re good. We’re rolling with the guys we got,'” Schrager said on the Bill Simmons Podcast. “That would’ve been the Eric Weddle story of this guy’s coming on just for the playoffs. The whole thing and he’s in shape to play and they didn’t show much interest in signing him, so I think they’re confident.”