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Bengals get Andy Dalton under contract

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With new arrival Bruce Gradkowski and recently-resigned backup Jordan Palmer unable to practice until the new League Year officially begins, the Bengals need their rookie second-rounder on the field to throw passes to receivers not named Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.

And they’ll have Andy Dalton on the field.  The team announced that the former TCU quarterback has signed his rookie contract.

The move, along with the signing of third-round linebacker Dontay Moch, puts all eight draft picks under contract for the team.

The Bengals also announced the addition of Gradkowski and the re-signing of two unrestricted free agents: running back Brian Leonard and safety Gibril Wilson.

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15 Responses to “Bengals get Andy Dalton under contract”
  1. hobartbaker says: Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM

    Dalton has the look of a future front office executive. Matter of fact, if the Bengals are smart they will affect that position change immediately.

  2. docredskin says: Jul 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    And, in four years, he’ll “retire” too.

  3. atmedic8daily says: Jul 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    4-0 start

  4. cincinnasti says: Jul 30, 2011 1:07 PM

    Next year at this time this will read.. “Bengals get Andrew Luck under contract”

  5. realitypolice says: Jul 30, 2011 1:14 PM

    Hey Bengals fans, we’d like to introduce you to the guy Mike Brown will use as an excuse not to draft Andrew Luck next year!

    Have fun with that!

  6. salvaje50 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:30 PM

    good luck playing for the dumbest/cheapest owner is the NFL

  7. depotnator says: Jul 30, 2011 1:36 PM

    Dalton becomes the red-headed step-child that will get regularly beaten in effigy of Mike Brown.

  8. ltfreshmissiles says: Jul 30, 2011 1:38 PM

    Now ANDY…. when that 4yrs is up, do NOT sign that extension w/o an opt out clause…the owner is kinda Psychotic

  9. backindasaddle says: Jul 30, 2011 1:47 PM

    My condolences Andy.

  10. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:23 PM

    Good luck kid!

  11. faderwader says: Jul 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    First year will be tough for you, Mr. Dalton. But I have faith that help is on the way. And getting to start the relationship with Mr. Green early in both of your careers will lead us back to glory….. wait, just to glory, not back……. Go Big Red Bengal!

  12. faderwader says: Jul 30, 2011 4:55 PM

    For the first practise, Andy should screw everyone up and just paint the black stripes on his dome… Come out lookin crazy, Mr Dalton! Go BRB!

  13. goforthanddie says: Jul 30, 2011 5:08 PM

    Stick to your guns Mr. Brown, you have a fine stable of QBs w/o Carson.

    Didn’t think I’d be able to type that without busting a gut laughing.

  14. fmwarner says: Jul 30, 2011 5:39 PM

    I liked Dalton a lot coming out of college, I think he will outplay his draft position by a good deal. Hopefully being a Bengal doesn’t destroy his will to live.

  15. pioliforprez says: Jul 31, 2011 5:04 PM

    gingerballs!!

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