Report: Rams to bolster o-line with Pro Bowl left tackle


CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 4:  Andrew Whitworth #77 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to excite the crowd during the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe RobbinNFL.com - The Los Angeles Rams found a solution to their left tackle problem.

The Rams have the framework for a deal in place with veteran Andrew Whitworth, the offensive tackle's agent announced on Thursday morning.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is for three years, worth $36 million with $15 million guaranteed, including $2.5 million guaranteed in Year 2. The deal pays more than $13 million in the first season and $24.5 million over the first two years.

The Los Angeles Rams ranked second-to-last in the NFL in sacks allowed last season, but the team appears willing to solve this problem with a reported signing of veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth.

Whitworth will enter the 2017 season at 35 years old, but has a pedigree that should generate excitement from Rams fans. The LSU alum has been to three Pro Bowls in his career, including each of the past two. 

Whitworth's arrival also signals an apparent end to hopes that Greg Robinson will become the team's left tackle of the future, and likely will result in Robinson shifting over to guard.

Any deals cannot be made official until 1:00 p.m. PT on Thursday.

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