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Andy Dalton | Quarterback | #14

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
College: TCU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (35) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Andy Dalton (thumb) will have a "normal" offseason.
Dalton was nearing a return before the Bengals were eliminated, but wasn't considered a lock for the Divisional Round. Now he has all the time in the world to get ready for the offseason program. Dalton was having a career campaign before going down in Week 14, and should return as a QB1 in 2016. Jan 11 - 3:55 PM

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Bengals declared QB Andy Dalton, HB Ryan Hewitt, DL Margus Hunt, DL Marcus Hardison, WR Mario Alford, DT DeShawn Williams and OL Eric Winston inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Steelers.

Dalton had his cast removed Monday, but he did not practice this week and is not a lock to be ready even if the Bengals advance. A.J. McCarron will continue to start in Dalton's place.
Jan 9 - 6:49 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Andy Dalton (thumb) isn't a lock to play next week if the Bengals advance.

Dalton had his cast removed, but still isn't fully recovered and needs to get acclimated to throwing. A.J. McCarron will start against Pittsburgh and could remain the starter if the Bengals win.
Jan 9 - 3:42 PM

Andy Dalton (thumb) has officially been ruled out for Saturday's matchup with the Steelers.

Dalton had his cast removed Monday, but he never looked likely to play. Dalton will be questionable at best for the Divisional Round if the Bengals advance. A.J. McCarron will start against Pittsburgh.
Jan 8 - 11:42 AM

Andy Dalton (thumb) remained sidelined Thursday.

Dalton can be safely ruled out against the Steelers, and is beginning to look highly questionable for a potential Divisional Round appearance. A.J. McCarron remains under center in the interim.
Jan 7 - 3:28 PM

Andy Dalton (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

He's not going to play Saturday against the Steelers in the Wild Card matchup. Coach Marvin Lewis already suggested A.J. McCarron will get another start.
Jan 6 - 1:30 PM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Andy Dalton had his cast removed, but his availability for Saturday's game against the Steelers is still uncertain.

The Bengals are preparing as if A.J. McCarron will start, but that could change if Dalton is able to grip and control the ball in practice this week. McCarron has been solid as a game manager since Dalton went down, but Cincinnati will likely need more to take down one of the most explosive offenses in the league. Starting Dalton may be a gamble worth taking.
Jan 5 - 9:57 AM

Bengals declared QB Andy Dalton, WR Mario Alford, OT Eric Winston, FB Ryan Hewitt, DT Marcus Hardison, DT Pat Sims, and DE Will Clarke inactive for Week 17 against the Ravens.

Dalton will visit a thumb specialist Monday and hopes to get his cast removed.
Jan 3 - 11:34 AM

Andy Dalton will visit his thumb specialist on Monday and hopes to get his cast removed at that time.

Dalton doesn't know what to expect from the visit, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport maintains that Dalton is "weeks away" from a return to the field. A.J. McCarron will continue to handle quarterback duties for as long as Dalton is out. It'd be a shame if Dalton can't make it back for the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 12:20 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Andy Dalton (broken throwing thumb) is unlikely to be ready if the Bengals have to play in the first round of the playoffs.

Cincinnati would need a win and a Broncos loss Week 17 to nab a first-round bye. Rapoport reports the bone in Dalton's thumb "isn't healed through yet," and Dalton is still "a few weeks away." A.J. McCarron injured his left (non-throwing) wrist Monday night, leaving Keith Wenning as potentially the only healthy quarterback on the roster. The Bengals will likely add some help this week, but their season will almost certainly be sunk if Dalton or McCarron cannot play in the first round.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Andy Dalton (broken throwing thumb) has been ruled out for Week 16.

The move had been expected. A.J. McCarron will get the start on Monday Night Football against the Broncos. Dalton remains week to week. He's unlikely to return before the postseason.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said it is "unlikely" Andy Dalton (broken throwing thumb) plays Week 16 against Denver.

Dalton has already been ruled out for this week, and it is likely he will miss at least the rest of the regular season. A.J. McCarron will start in his place.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes it's "very likely" Andy Dalton plays again this season, but says it's "up to us."

The implication being, if the Bengals make a postseason run, they should see Dalton again. Dalton has already been ruled out for Week 15, and is an extreme long-shot for Week 16. A tune up appearance may be possible the regular season finale, but we've likely see Dalton's final pass before the playoffs.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirms Andy Dalton (broken throwing thumb) doesn't need surgery, and is week to week.

Dalton has already been ruled out for Week 15, but there's genuine optimism he'll be ready for the playoffs, if not Week 17. It's the best-case scenario for the Bengals after Dalton got hurt early in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. For fantasy owners, a return for the roto finals still seems unlikely. Dalton can be safely dropped in re-draft leagues.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 03:07:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Andy Dalton's broken throwing thumb doesn't require surgery, and that his return will depend on "how quickly he heals."

According to's Ian Rapoport, the "hope" is that Dalton is ready for the postseason. Rapsheet even claims Week 17 has yet to be ruled out, but that seems extremely unlikely. Getting a bye would provide Dalton with a much needed week of extra rest, but will be tough with A.J. McCarron under center. Although, all things considered, the news is good, it obviously doesn't do fantasy owners any good. McCarron is just a desperation add in two-quarterback leagues.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 02:41:00 PM