The Andy Dalton era is officially over in Cincinnati, according to multiple reports.
The Bengals released the veteran quarterback today, less than a week after drafting his successor -- Joe Burrow -- with the No. 1 pick.
Dalton was due to make $17.7 million this season.
Dalton spent nine seasons in Cincinnati and helped lead the Bengals to five playoff appearances.
The 32-year-old finished his Bengals’ career with a franchise-best 204 touchdown passes. He ranks second on the Bengals’ list with 31,594 yards passing. Dalton was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He was 70-61-2 in 133 starts for the Bengals.
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Cincinnati drafted Dalton in the second round of the 2011 Draft.
Dalton led the Bengals to playoff appearances in his first five seasons. Dalton was 0-4 in the playoffs. He was injured and didn’t play in the Bengals’ loss to the Steelers in the 2015 playoffs.
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