Andy Dalton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andy Dalton to A.J. Green the calm amid Bengals' change

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As Andy Dalton walked to the line of scrimmage for his first 11-on-11 play of the 2016 season, he spied to his right and no longer around were Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, their 286 passes gone to green pastures. Attached to the line was not Tyler Eifert, the touchdown safety net who set a..." May 28

  • Andy Dalton could throw, taking time with recovery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The waiting can sometimes be the hardest part, but in Andy Dalton’s case, there isn’t anything he can do regarding the resumption of his football career. It was shifted, suddenly, into neutral in the first quarter of the Dec. 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he fractured the thumb..." February 11

  • Dalton's broken thumb still not 100 percent

    The Score "Andy Dalton hasn't yet resumed throwing as he continues to work his way back from a broken thumb suffered in a Week 14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback recently indicated the delay is precautionary in nature, but that he isn't quite back to 100 percent in his..." February 10

  • Dalton has cast removed, Bengals still prepping with McCarron

    CBS Sports "It's still unclear if Andy Dalton will play in Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Steelers, but the Bengals quarterback had the cast removed from his right hand on Monday, reports ESPN's Bob Holtzman. Dalton, who had started 77 consecutive games since coming into the league in 2011, injured..." January 05

  • Bengals QB Dalton confirms cast off; Lewis says McCarron still the starter

    WKRC Cincinnati "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton confirmed on Tuesday that he had the cast removed from his broken right thumb, but isn't sure when he will begin throwing a football, and head coach Marvin Lewis said the team is still preparing to start AJ McCarron in Saturday night's playoff game against the..." January 05

  • The timing of Andy Dalton's injury could cost the quarterback millions

    CBS Sports "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, having the best season of his career, was on the cusp of potentially massive escalators prior to breaking his thumb against the Steelers in Week 14 on a freak play after an interception that has put both the team's season and his ability to achieve those financial..." December 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    No surprise, but Bengals' HC Marvin Lewis told @RossTuckerNFL and @SECbooger it's "unlikely" Andy Dalton will play next week vs. Denver.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Andy Dalton does not need surgery on his thumb, per Cincinnati source. Will depend on how quickly he heals.

  • Reports: Andy Dalton won't have surgery on fractured thumb

    USA Today "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will not need to undergo surgery on his fractured thumb, according to ESPN and NFL Network. Dalton's timeline for a return from the injury is still to be determined. The fifth-year signal-caller suffered the injury in the first quarter of the..." December 14

  • Andy Dalton likely out for season with fractured thumb

    ESPN "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is likely to miss the rest of the season because of a right thumb injury, team sources told ESPN's Bob Holtzman. Dalton suffered a fractured thumb in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Bengals are uncertain how long he will be sidelined. The..." December 14

  • Lewis says Dalton will miss 49ers game

    Dayton Daily News "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton left in the first quarter and did not return after injuring his right thumb in Sunday’s 33-20 loss to Pittsburgh. Dalton suffered the injury while tackling Steelers defensive end Stephon Truitt after throwing an interception at the Pittsburgh 7-yard..." December 13

  • Andy Dalton ruled out vs. Steelers with right thumb injury

    SB Nation "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went to the locker room early in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering an injury to his thumb on his throwing hand. The Bengals announced that his return to the game is questionable. Dalton, 28, is having a career-best season for the..." December 13

  • Andy Dalton: No feud with J.J. Watt over 'Red Ryder BB gun' comments

    CBS Sports "The lamest beef in recent NFL history has been squashed. Two days after the Texans beat the previously undefeated Bengals on Monday Night Football -- and defensive end J.J. Watt had the nerve to announce on national television that "Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a..." November 18

  • Andy Dalton: Comments toward Watt 'unwarranted' "With a day to step back and examine the situation, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton realizes he overreacted to J.J. Watt's playful "Red Ryder BB gun" jab after Monday night's Texans victory. Dalton acknowledged Wednesday that his over-the-top comments referencing children and the integrity of..." November 18

  • J.J. Watt rankles Andy Dalton with 'Red Ryder BB Gun' postgame swipe

    ESPN "Barely an hour after Monday night's game at Paul Brown Stadium, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton got into a public war of words. During an on-field interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters following the Texans' 10-6 win over the Bengals, Watt took a shot at..." November 17

  • Andy Dalton has Bengals looking like Super Bowl contenders "Michael Bennett flashed into the Bengals' backfield, just as Andy Dalton was flipping the ball to Rex Burkhead on a carefully crafted jet-sweep, and suddenly it felt to all the football-watching world like the high-flying home team with the striped helmets had come crashing down to earth. As..." October 12

  • Andy Dalton not worried about the negativity media and fans place on him

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have had an unprecedented level of success over the past four years with a 40-23 overall mark and four-straight trips to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. However, none of those trips included a playoff win, which has led to a heavy amount of criticism falling on..." September 09

  • Bengals' Andy Dalton cracks back on softball boo birds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A noticeable amount of boos mixed with cheers in greeting Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton at the celebrity softball game during All-Star Week at Great American Ball Park. The reaction caught viral steam for a portion of the news cycle. He pointed out - when discussing it with The Enquirer after..." August 02

  • Andy Dalton booed, hits homer at MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

    CBS Sports "Because we live in this world of demanding quarterback perfection, somehow Andy Dalton -- who has four playoff appearances and 40 wins in four years as Bengals quarterback -- isn't beloved in Cincinnati. Need further proof? He was booed at a Celebrity Softball Game that took place Sunday night..." July 13

  • Andy Dalton among least pressured quarterbacks in 2014

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't face much pressure. No, no. We're not talking about the crash-and-burn collapses during primetime games (except for the cherry-picked coming out party against Denver that led to two consecutive primetime losses in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis)..." May 21

  • Andy Dalton sent home from Bengals practice due to illness

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals opened the week with some concern about wide receiver A.J. Green’s health after Green injured his arm in Monday night’s victory over the Broncos. Now the guy who throws Green passes is also dealing with a medial issue. Quarterback Andy Dalton was sent home from the team’s Wednesday..." December 24

  • Andy Dalton is 'confident' he'll get new contract with Bengals

    CBS Sports "Quarterback Andy Dalton expects to be playing in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future, never mind that he's entering the final year of his rookie deal. "I'm confident," Dalton told's Albert Breer. "And both sides are working on it. We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a..." July 31

  • Andy Dalton's next deal should be in Colin Kaepernick range

    Cincy Jungle "Saying that Andy Dalton would be the front-runner for "most-questions-asked" to Bengals owner Mike Brown would be an understatement... and most of them predictably concerned Dalton's contract situation -- Dalton is entering the final year of a four-year deal that he signed as a rookie in..." July 22

  • Andy Dalton 'hopeful' for new deal

    ESPN "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said Tuesday afternoon that he'd have no problems accepting a contract extension similar to the controversial, clause-filled six-year deal given to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week. "You have to have confidence in yourself that you're..." June 10

  • Report: "Significant Contract Package" Sent To Andy Dalton's Camp By Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "In certain professional sports organizations, specific people have insider knowledge that many other beat writers and members of the media aren't privy to obtaining. Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman and current radio color analyst Dave Lapham appears to be that guy. With some very..." May 13

  • Andy Dalton wants to get paid like franchise QB "Andy Dalton's future with the Cincinnati Bengals continues to be an offseason issue. The quarterback enters the final year of his rookie contract having taken his team to three straight playoff games -- in which he played miserably on each occasion. Owner Mike Brown called the decision to..." April 21

  • Andy Dalton says contract talks have started

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed some doubt last week about the wisdom of signing quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term extension, but it seems that he is trying to at least figure out how much it would cost before coming to a final decision. Dalton was a guest of Rich Gannon and Bruce..." March 31

  • Marvin Lewis pushes for Dalton extension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Marvin Lewis sat at one of 16 tables set aside for head coaches inside the sprawling Ritz-Carlton Hotel ballroom. There, this annual rite of spring, the AFC coaches' media breakfast at the league meetings, slogged on for over an hour. Reporters sauntered to Lewis' table, asked questions. After..." March 25

  • Bengals owner says Andy Dalton contract creates roster dilemma

    CBS Sports "In terms of the 2011 NFL Draft, Andy Dalton was a steal. A second-round pick out of TCU, he assumed the Bengals' starting job immediately and he's held it ever since. In three seasons, Cincinnati has won nine, 10 and 11 games, and three times qualified for the playoffs. Unfortunately, once the..." March 24

  • Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton to talk contract "Andy Dalton has been holding the Cincinnati Bengals offense back in the playoffs for three straight years. But there's no reason to expect a different quarterback in Cincinnati anytime soon. This is the first year that Dalton can sign a contract extension. And the Bengals sound very open to..." February 21

  • Hue Jackson: I think Andy Dalton has tremendous upside

    Pro Football Talk "Hue Jackson was officially named the new offensive coordinator of the Bengals on Thursday and he met the media for the first time in his new role on Friday. To the shock of no one, quarterback Andy Dalton was a main topic of conversation coming off his three-turnover mess of a performance..." January 10

  • Time for the Bengals to move on from Dalton?

    Pro Football Talk "Back in 2011, an unnamed coach told Peter King that one of quarterback Andy Dalton’s red flags was his red hair. “Has there ever been a red-headed quarterback in the NFL who’s really done well?” the coach wondered. “It sounds idiotic, but is there any way that could be a factor? We’ve..." January 05

  • Andy Dalton shoulders the blame for recent struggles

    Cincy Jungle "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled in the last two games, but he's not alone. The Andy Dalton debate is humorously childish, if not a complete waste of time that discourages quality discourse. We're not talking about criticizing the third-year quarterback after a bad game, or..." November 11

  • Bengals' Dalton another version of Flacco?

    CSN Baltimore "In a best-case scenario, Cincinnati looks at Andy Dalton and sees Joe Flacco. No, not the Flacco who has struggled this season — with zero running game and leaky protection — but the one who overcame doubters and led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win last season. “Some guys, they like to talk..." November 10

  • Dalton faces bigger challenge from Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The reviews came streaming in. Andy Dalton played great. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden called it one of the best games the young QB played for Cincinnati. Marvin Lewis doled out compliments. Even the numbers indicated Dalton played like a quarterback taking the next step in the opener...." September 13

  • Dalton shows greater touch in middle of the field

    Cincinnati Enquirer "We have focused a lot on Andy Dalton and the deep ball for the better part of 18 months but one area where Dalton has shown improvement during the first three days of camp is on slants and passes over the middle. During Saturday’s practice Dalton had a nice touch on intermediate routes over the..." July 28

  • Andy Dalton Led Bengals In Sacks Allowed Last Season

    Cincy Jungle "Although the Bengals have made the playoffs the past two seasons, opinions are still split on the play of quarterback Andy Dalton. Depending on who you ask, you'll either be told that Dalton has led them to the playoffs or that the team made it despite him. The thing is, both perspectives ring..." February 27

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