Bengals G Westerman returns to team

Field Level Media

August 21, 2019 at 4:19 pm.

Cincinnati Bengals guard Christian Westerman returned to the team Wednesday after reportedly considering retirement.

Westerman, 26, was removed from the exempt/left squad list and is back with the club, the Bengals announced. He was placed on the list last Friday.

He did not join the Bengals for last week’s second preseason game against the Washington Redskins.

Westerman played in 14 games last season and 16 overall (two starts) since the Bengals selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

His return is a welcome sight for the Bengals, who saw guard Clint Boling announce his retirement on July 15 and tackle Kent Perkins follow suit on Aug. 13.