Friday, September 16, 2011
Bengals' Andy Dalton cleared to start
By John Clayton
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a full practice Friday and has been cleared to start Sunday against the Broncos.
Dalton, who's listed as probable, was hit on his throwing arm after he released a pass during a 27-17 win in Cleveland on Sunday. His wrist and forearm bothered him so much that he couldn't grip the ball very well, forcing him to the sideline for the second half. Bruce Gradkowski led Cincinnati to the win.
Dalton completed 10 of his 15 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in his first career NFL game.
Linebacker Dontay Moch (foot) is out. Defensive end Robert Geathers (shoulder), safety Taylor Mays (knee) and guard Otis Hudson (knee) are doubtful.
John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.