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Andy Dalton Limited in Practice; Hopeful for Sunday

September 14th, 2011 at 12:48 PM
By Chuck Chapman

The Cincinnati Bengals will limit rookie quarterback Andy Dalton's participation in practice today. Head coach Marvin Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy that he hopes the rest will help with the healing of Dalton's wrist which was injured in the first half against the Browns Sunday.

"Andy will be limited today. The more we allow him to rest, the better he'll be."

Dalton added that he is "hopeful" to start against the Denver Broncos Sunday and that he will "make every attempt to play." If Dalton can't go, then veteran backup Bruce Gradkowski will get the nod. Gradkowski led the Bengals to a come-from-behind victory in Cleveland last week. No word on whether Zak Robinson would be elevated from the practice squad or whether Dalton would serve as the backup in that situation.

In other Bengal roster moves, the team signed veteran tight end Donald Lee, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. Marvin Lewis said the move was necessary in light of Bo Scaife's season ending neck injury. Lee provides a veteran presence at the position along with second year starter Jermaine Gresham and rookie Colin Cochart. To make room for Lee, the team waived DB Rico Murray. Lee is known for his toughness in short yardage and red zone situations, grabbing 19 touchdowns in his eight year NFL career with the Dolphins and the Packers.

Tags: Andy Dalton, Bruce Gradkowski, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Donald Lee, Football, Marvin Lewis, NFL

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