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Andy Dalton Throws in Practice, Will Start Sunday

September 15th, 2011 at 8:08 PM
By Chuck Chapman

Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton went through his normal throwing routines during the first 30 minutes of practice today. He passed all tests with flying colors, leading head coach Marvin Lewis to pronounce Dalton the starter for Sunday's game in Denver against the Broncos.

Dalton had been held out of yesterday's practice to allow an extra day of recovery for a contusion near the wrist on his right arm he received Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The injury forced Dalton from the game when the discomfort prevented him from gripping the football. Dalton's throws today were mostly short routes and swing passes. The team hopes to get him some longer passes tomorrow. Dalton will be attempting to be the first quarterback in Bengals history to win his first two road starts.

In other injury news, CB Adam "PacMan" Jones was cleared to begin working out after off season neck surgery. When Jones will return to the active roster is unknown, but his presence will certainly help with the depth in both the secondary and special teams unit.

Defensive end Robert Geathers was held out of practice for the second straight day, resting a shoulder injury suffered Sunday in Cleveland. Geathers injury is not considered serious; the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy reports that he suffered the injury early on in Sunday's game and played through the discomfort. He'll likely be a game time decision.

Safety Taylor Mays was also out today nursing a knee injury suffered in the preseason. His return is unknown.

Tags: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL, Robert Geathers, Taylor Mays

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