Cincinnati Bengals

‘Thank you, Joe, go win the Super Bowl;’ Burrow signs jerseys for Andrew Whitworth’s kids

CINCINNATI — Former Cincinnati Bengal offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth said he is retired even though the team may be looking for a healthy offensive lineman, according to our news partner WCPO.

“My heart and mind says yes,” Whitworth tweeted Monday afternoon. “But these giraffe/skinny jean legs say no (thanks)!!”

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Whitworth’s wife, Melissa told WCPO prior to last year’s Super Bowl they were rooting for Joe Burrow, except last year’s Super Bowl. But it’s different this year.

“I didn’t think I could care about a football game without @AndrewWhitworth playing as much as I did (Monday) last night,” Melissa Whitworth tweeted Monday afternoon.

She also shared a video of her sons holding their signed Joe Burrow jerseys, WCPO said.

“Thank you Joe for signing our jerseys and sending them back — go win the Super Bowl,” one son said.

“And we’re going to be cheering for you this whole time because my dad’s not playing,” their other son said.

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Andrew Whitworth said the signed jerseys made his sons’ day and hopefully their support is enough to help the Bengals win their first Super Bowl.

The Bengals will play at the Bills Sunday afternoon at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

News Center 7 will have coverage of the Bengals and Bills leading up to kickoff.

This includes the Orange Zone Sunday morning, January 22, at 11:30 a.m. with John Bedell and Larry Hansgen.

News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis will also provide live coverage from Orchard Park.

Kickoff between the Bengals and Bills is Sunday at 3 p.m.

The game will be televised here on Channel 7.

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