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#pounditFriday, October 30, 2020

Andy Dalton released by Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have finally moved on from Andy Dalton.

Dalton was informed on Thursday that he will be released by the Bengals, according to multiple reports. The move will save the team more than $17 million in salary cap space.

The Bengals had tried to find a trade partner for Dalton, but it’s no surprise they were unable to generate much interest. Rival teams knew it was only a matter of time before Cincinnati parted ways with Dalton, as the Bengals just drafted Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick.

Dalton said previously that he could envision a scenario where he returns to the Bengals. Given his hefty salary and the addition of Burrow, that was never all that realistic.

In nine NFL seasons, the 32-year-old Dalton has thrown for 31,594 yards, 204 touchdowns and 118 interceptions. He has a career passer rating of 87.5. Barring an injury to a starter, he may only have opportunities to be a backup in 2020.

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