May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) warms up during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
Andre Smith has been noted for a changed nutriational diet, as well as a work ethic that's helped him lose weight, dropping to a reported 330 pounds with a goal of 325 pounds before long.
He's not the only one.
According to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com, Andrew Whitworth has lost nearly 30 pounds over the offseason, claiming to be roughly 320 pounds.
"I just wanted to feel lighter and feel better about myself," he says. "It's eating better and not as much, and workouts."
Whitworth struggled last year as a run blocker, claiming that muscle loss and tendinitis affected his overall push.
"Basically my quad shut down. There was a lot of muscle loss in the muscle of my left leg and I've built it back up. I'm back to working out, doing what I normally do," he says. "Yoga. Stretching. I never had to stop. It's about tolerating the pain.
"You're still able to play and perform. You don’t get as much push as you normally would in the running game. The real issue is once you get out over your knee, its pretty week. That's pretty hard not to be able to do in the run game."
Long ago are the days of Willie Anderson and Bobbie Williams on the right side of the line.