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Andy Dalton loses luggage once again

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Some people are fortunate enough to go their entire lives without ever losing their luggage while traveling. Andy Dalton is not one of those people.

On Monday, Dalton was involuntarily separated from his luggage for the second time in a week. American Airlines was to blame for the most recent mishap, and it appears the Bengals quarterback’s bags had been located as of Tuesday morning.

Airlines losing luggage is nothing new, even for professional athletes. Dirk Nowitzki sent some hilarious tweets about his bags getting lost in Miami a few years back, and we have even seen PGA golfers have to borrow clubs because airlines misplaced theirs.

The insane thing is Dalton had to call on social media for assistance last week when he lost two black suitcases, and the way that happened was incredibly unlucky. Fortunately, the Red Rifle was reunited with his bags before long in both instances.

Andy Dalton reunited with missing luggage thanks to social media

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Andy Dalton’s Wednesday did not get off to the best of starts, but thankfully, it will have a happy ending.

Early Wednesday, the Bengals quarterback took to his Twitter account to say why his day started off on the wrong foot.

A few hours later, Dalton posted an update that the bags still had not been located. However, he did not give up that he would once again be reunited with them.

Dalton’s belief was finally rewarded. It appears a gentleman named Robert found them and turned them in to the local police department. The end result was photo you see above, which Dalton posted to his Twitter account along with the caption “#bagsearch2016 is officially over! Thankful that Robert found our bags. The power of social media is real!”

Thanks to good Samaritan Robert, the briefly missing luggage is back with its rightful owners and we get visibly pumped Andy Dalton face. Everyone wins.

Photo via: Twitter/andydalton14

Andy Dalton ruled out against Steelers

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If the Cincinnati Bengals are going to win their first playoff game since 1990 on Saturday night, they are going to need A.J. McCarron to lead the way.

Andy Dalton, who has been out for several weeks with a broken thumb, will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:

Ironically, Dalton injured his thumb trying to make a tackle after he threw an interception during a game against the Steelers last month. You can see a video of the play here.

The Bengals have made the playoffs in each of the past five seasons but cannot seem to win a game. The timing of Dalton’s injury this season was horrible, as he was playing the best football of his career. That said, McCarron has played relatively well and has not thrown an interception in any of his first three career NFL starts.

For what it’s worth, the Steelers will not be at full strength, either. Running back DeAngelo Williams is also expected to miss the game.

Report: Andy Dalton out of his cast, status still unknown

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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has cleared a significant hurdle in his recovery from a fractured throwing thumb, but he may not be ready to return under center quite yet.

According to a report by Bob Holtzman of ESPN on Tuesday, the two-time Pro Bowler is now out of his cast, but his status for Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains unknown.

Dalton was, however, able to make his return to team practice on Tuesday, taking some snaps and even throwing a pass (albeit, a left-handed one in jest).

Dalton has been sidelined since injuring the thumb in Week 14 trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception (ironically, against these same Steelers). There was initial concern that Dalton would miss the remainder of the year with the fracture. But the 28-year-old’s prognosis quickly took a turn for the better after it was revealed that he would not need surgery, and he has been slowly progressing on a positive track since then.

The former TCU Horned Frog finished the regular season with 3,250 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Second-year quarterback AJ McCarron has filled in adequately in Dalton’s absence, throwing for 552 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions in three spot starts.

For Dalton, there’s still a big difference between having a cast removed and being able to properly grip a football with that hand, much less throw one effectively. As such, his odds of suiting up on Saturday still seem slim, especially if the Bengals are believers in The Curse of Playoff Andy Dalton.

H/T NFL Reddit

Report: Andy Dalton doesn’t need surgery, could be back for playoffs

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton does not need surgery on his fractured thumb, which could be good news for his recovery timetable.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that how long Dalton is out will depend on how quickly his thumb heals on its own. There is still a chance he could return for the playoffs.

That’s better news than what we heard immediately after Sunday’s game, but it still does not sound like a guarantee that Dalton will play again this season.

Dalton injured the thumb making a tackle after an interception, as you can see here. With the injury being to his throwing hand, he will likely need to be 100 percent healed before he can grip and throw a football.

Andy Dalton thumb injury reportedly ‘likely season-ending’

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Andy Dalton may not play again in 2015 after suffering a fractured thumb in a loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after the game that Dalton would be “out for a bit” with the injury. According to a report from ESPN’s Bob Holtzman, Dalton is going to miss at least the remainder of the regular season and possibly the postseason as well.

You can see a video of the play where Dalton injured his thumb here.

While Dalton doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a clutch performer, losing him for the year would be a major blow for Cincinnati. He has been playing the best football of his career and the 10-3 Bengals have a two-game lead over the Steelers in the AFC North.

A.J. McCarron will start in Dalton’s absence.

Andy Dalton ‘out for a bit’ with fractured bone in hand

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Cincinnati Bengals fans are going to miss Andy Dalton more than they ever have before.

The fifth-year pro left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the first quarter after suffering a fracture in his right thumb (it happened on this play). Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after the game that Dalton will be “out for a bit” with the injury.

Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is the team’s backup QB. He went 22-of-32 for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two picks in the defeat. Sunday marked the most action he’d seen in the NFL since being drafted by the Bengals last year.

The Bengals are now 10-3 and have a two-game lead over the Steelers in the AFC North. They are at the 49ers and then at the Broncos in their next two games.

Andy Dalton ‘disappointed’ with JJ Watt over Red Ryder BB gun comment

Andy Dalton did not appreciate a comment made by JJ Watt after the Houston Texans upset the Cincinnati Bengals 10-6 on Monday night.

After the game, Watt, who had a sack of Dalton, was interviewed by ESPN’s Lisa Salters. He made a comment in jest about how the team’s mission was to stop Dalton and how they successfully executed that plan.

“Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB gun, and I think we did that tonight,” Watt said of Dalton, referencing the quarterback’s nickname. “He’s a great player and they’re a great team, but tonight our coaches put together a great gameplan.”

At his news conference after the game, the Bengals quarterback was told about Watt’s remark and expressed his disappointment.

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“I’m disappointed in him. The integrity of this game. I have a lot of respect for (Watt). He’s a really good player. There’s a lot of kids and a lot of people that look up to him. For him to make comments like that, (it shows people) that’s acceptable to do that kind of stuff,” said Dalton.

“So it’s disappointing for one of the best players in this league to say something like that. I think JJ’s a good player. For him to be one of the best in this league and to show that integrity, it shows what he’s about, and that’s disappointing.”

We’d ordinarily tell Dalton to chill out and not take the comment so harshly because it really wasn’t that bad, but we will give him a small pass. He was just told about the comments after losing and was upset, so he probably overreacted. He also was probably stung by being called a BB gun.

Watt, meanwhile, was probably just making a funny comment off the cuff and didn’t mean much. As we’ve seen before, the guy has said some absolutely hilarious lines before during games.

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Andy Dalton booed during celebrity softball game in Cincinnati

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Festivities leading up to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game are underway in Cincinnati. Sunday’s events included the Futures Game followed by the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Among those participating in the softball game was Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Unfortunately, the welcome he received was not a warm one.

During introductions, and throughout the game, Dalton was showered with boos.

Dalton is a lightning rod in Cincinnati due to the lack of playoff success by him and the Bengals in recent years. The team hasn’t won a postseason game since 1991, despite advancing to the playoffs in five of the past six seasons. In four postseason games, Dalton has one touchdown pass and six interceptions. That said, the Bengals and Dalton agreed to a six-year contract worth $115 million in 2014, so it’s safe to say he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

It’s a shame Andy Dalton had to endure such treatment during a time meant for fun in a relaxed atmosphere. However, Cincinnati loves its Bengals and when they aren’t performing up to expectations someone is going to hear about it. On Sunday, it was the starting quarterback.