Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Dalton completed 4-of-5 passes for 32 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton got just one drive, as the Bengals opted to ease their starter back in. His 2015 season was cut short after a thumb injury, but the Red Rocket was able to immediately re-establish a rapport with top wideout A.J. Green. With the Bengals once again featuring an excellent offensive ensemble, Dalton should once again find the end zone often after averaging 24.8 touchdowns per season in his first five NFL campaigns.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
4 months ago

As the Bengals opened their voluntary workouts Monday, Dalton reiterated that he is completely cleared from the thumb injury that forced him out of action at the end of the 2015 season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The QB -- who is now working under new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese -- was given the green light to throw at the beginning of March and evidently he's now fully past his thumb injury. While the Bengals lost both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, they did bring in Brandon LaFell as an experienced complement to star wideout A.J. Green. The team also welcomes back a healthy Tyler Eifert at tight end and continues to roster a capable backfield duo featuring the bruising Jeremy Hill and pass-catching back Giovani Bernard.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
5 months ago

Dalton has returned to working with no restrictions with his throwing thumb.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Dalton -- is "back to zipping the ball," which puts him on track to be ready for a full workload once the Bengals' off-season workouts commence. While the Bengals -- who have promoted quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese to offensive coordinator -- lost both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, they were able to add Brandon LaFell as an experienced complement to star wideout A.J. Green. Meanwhile, the team welcomes back a healthy Tyler Eifert at the tight end position and continues to roster pass-catching back Giovani Bernard.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
6 months ago

Dalton (thumb) should be healthy for the beginning of the Bengals' offseason program in April, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton's fractured thumb may have crushed the Bengals' title hopes in 2015, but it shouldn't be an issue for the upcoming season. With Hue Jackson now serving as head coach of the division-rival Browns, Dalton will be working under first-time offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, who served as Cincinnati's quarterbacks coach for each of the past 13 seasons.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
7 months ago

Dalton (thumb) has yet to begin throwing, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. "Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it," Dalton said this week. "I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now. I have plenty of time now to get 100 percent."

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals were knocked out on wild-card weekend, so it appears that Dalton may not have made an appearance in the postseason, even if his side reached the Super Bowl. Either way, he expects to attend a quarterback camp at USC in the coming months, while he'll have an opportunity to take part in Cincinnati's offseason program as early as April 18.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
7 months ago

Dalton (thumb) will move forward as the Bengals' starting quarterback next season under new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton's fractured thumb will be a thing of the past next season, when he'll reclaim the Bengals' starting quarterback position under his former position coach, Zampese, who was promoted to offensive coordinator in light of Hue Jackson being hired as the Browns' head coach this week. Over the past five years, Zampese has helped develop Dalton into a much improved quarterback, evidenced by his multiple career-highs this past season.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
8 months ago

Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

This was the expected outcome, with the Bengals making things official on Friday. AJ McCarron is thus slated to make his fourth straight start at QB for the Bengals on Saturday, and should the team advance to the Division Round of the playoffs, it's unclear at this stage if Dalton might be ready by then.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
8 months ago

Dalton was seen in the locker room Wednesday following Wednesday's practice trying to avoid using his thumb with any activity, Local 12 WKRC reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's extremely unlikely that Dalton plays this weekend, and even if the Bengals win it doesn't necessarily look good for him then.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
8 months ago

Dalton (thumb) did not suit up for practice Wednesday, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moreover, at this stage, Dalton has still not thrown a football since injuring his right thumb back on Dec. 13, thus making his status for Saturday night's Wild Card Game against the Steelers iffy, at best. With that in mind, per coach Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are "preparing with AJ McCarron to be the starting QB. Whether Andy is the backup or where Andy is, we'll know down the line. He'll be ready when he's ready."

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
8 months ago

Dalton (thumb) had his cast removed Monday, ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton's visit with his doctor yielded a clear sign of progress, yet the quarterback is still highly uncertain to be ready for Saturday's playoff game against the Steelers. Although he may be willing to push things in the playoffs, previous reports suggested that Dalton likely wouldn't be available until mid-January.