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Andrew Whitworth signs historic deal with Rams

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Whit won’t be coming back to Cincinnati, but the former Bengal made some NFL history.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The dream of Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth ever being back in Bengals stripes is pretty much over.

Whitworth was set to be a free agent when the new league year opened, and there was hope in Bengaldom that a reunion could be possible.

But as the new league year officially began, the Rams agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with Whitworth, which also made a little history in the process.

While it would have been great to get Whitworth back for a Bengals team that desperately needs offensive line help, it’s great to see he got another big contract that will pay him nicely until he retires. He was typically underpaid in Cincinnati, so it’s nice to see him cashing in during the latter parts of his career.

Meanwhile, the Bengals will likely rely on Jonah Williams and Bobby Hart to hold down the fort at offensive tackle in 2020.