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Andy Dalton to get first start Friday

Updated: August 9, 2011, 8:01 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- The Cincinnati Bengals are wasting no time getting the Andy Dalton era underway.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Dalton will be the starter at quarterback in Cincinnati's preseason opener Friday night against the Detroit Lions. It could be the first of many starts for Dalton in a Bengals uniform. He was drafted in the second round in April to replace veteran Carson Palmer, who demanded to be traded and subsequently retired.

"It's a good opportunity for me," ...

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