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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) confirmed he’s fully healthy.
Dalton has been throwing since early March. His thumb injury is a non-issue going into OTAs. Playing under a new coordinator with a downgraded supporting cast, Dalton could take a step back this year. Apr 23 - 6:12 PM

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Andy Dalton (thumb) is throwing without restrictions.

Dalton has been working with passing specialist Tom House this offseason. He’s expected to be a full participant in OTAs. Dalton had a career year before going down, but enters 2016 with a downgraded supporting cast.
Apr 6 - 5:31 PM

Andy Dalton (thumb surgery) will be a full participant in Bengals OTAs.

The Bengals resume practicing in April. Dalton broke his right (throwing) thumb in Week 14 last year, cutting his best-ever season three games short. Dalton now has a new offensive coordinator in Ken Zampese, who has served as Dalton's position coach since he entered the league. "There’s a high level of trust," Zampese confirmed. "I know myself, I value his style, I understand his style. We just have a terrific relationship."
Feb 25 - 10:55 AM

Andy Dalton (thumb) hasn't begun throwing yet.

"Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it," said Dalton in a text message earlier this week. "I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now." Dalton was having his best season before a broken thumb ended it in Week 14. He should be ready for OTAs.
Feb 10 - 5:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Keith Wenning
4Joe Licata
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
5Bronson Hill
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
2Andrew Bonnet
WR11A.J. Green
2Mario Alford
3Brandon Tate
4Jake Kumerow
5Alex Erickson
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
4Cody Core
5Michael Bennett
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Matt Lengel
5John Peters
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
3John Weidenaar
LG1Clint Boling
2Trey Hopkins
3Alex Cooper
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
3Alex Redmond
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
3Trip Thurman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
3Aaron Epps
K1Mike Nugent
2Zach Hocker
3Jonathan Brown