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Official: Whitworth, Bengals agree to one-year extension

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The Cincinnati Bengals and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth have agreed to an one-year contract extension.

Whitworth's extension is worth $9 million for the 2016 season. His contract was set to expire at the end of this season.

"I've always wanted to be a Cincinnati Bengal and that's still the case right now and that's always where I wanted to play and where I wanted to finish playing and it's the only helmet I wanted to wear."

Asked if he thinks he can still play after the 2016 season:

"At this point, it becomes the risk of playing football. All the things that go into being a father and husband, so right now the best thing for me and the organization is to keep it the way it is and if there's more football left after all of that, we'll figure that out."

Whitworth, 33, was drafted by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The 2012-13 season Pro Bowler has predominately played left tackle throughout his 10-year NFL career with the Bengals.

The Bengals used their first and second rounds picks on offensive linemen Cedric Ogbuehi (21st overall) and Jake Fisher (53 overall) this past offseason. 

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