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Andrew Whitworth announces retirement after 16 seasons with Rams, Bengals

Andrew Whitworth officially announced his retirement after 16 NFL seasons.

"My chapter may have closed on the field, but my story is unfinished. Can't wait for the next one," Whitworth wrote. "Thank you to everyone who has been part of my journey!"

A second-round pick out of LSU in 2006, Whitworth spent his first 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals as a foundational left tackle. In 2017, he moved to Los Angeles as part of a transformational offseason for the Rams.

At 40 years old, Whitworth remained one of the top left tackles in the NFL. He was able to maul edge rushers while being smart enough to combat faster, younger players.

With the Rams' Super Bowl LVI victory, Whitworth ends his career on top of the mountain.

The 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year earned four Pro Bowl selections and two first-team All-Pro honors in his illustrious career.

With Whitworth leaning toward retirement in previous weeks, the Rams re-signed Joe Noteboom ahead of free agency to help replace the stalwart veteran.

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