Andy Dalton's thumb fully healed, he's throwing every pass
CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton's first pass with his healed thumb went right to the couch.
The Bengals quarterback had to wait until long after the Super Bowl to start throwing again. He broke his right thumb during a loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 13 and sat out the rest of the season, including a first-round playoff loss to the Steelers.
He was cleared to fully work out in March and is back to throwing every pass without a problem. AJ McCarron led the Bengals to a pair of wins in the last three games and had the Bengals ahead in the closing minutes of the playoff loss before the defense melted down with penalties. McCarron moves into the backup role again.
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