The Cincinnati Bengals have cleared Joe Burrow of playing in the team while resting their last nine season quarterback player Andy Dalton.
Sources in ESPN and the NFL Network confirmed on Thursday morning that quarterback player Andy Dalton is being released from the team.
Shortly after this news came to light, Cincinnati Bengals confirmed this through an official Twitter account.
We have released QB Andy Dalton. Andy has not only been an outstanding player on the field, but a role model in the Cincinnati community for the last nine years.
Thank you for everything, Andy. pic.twitter.com/pBj9THIot5
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 30, 2020
He wrote on his Twitter account that “We have released QB Andy Dalton. Andy has not only been an outstanding player on the field, but a role model in the Cincinnati community for the last nine years. Thank you for everything, Andy.”
The decision by Cincinnati Bengals to release Andy Dalton is no surprise as the team picked up Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow last week.
Mike Brown, president of the Cincinnati Bengals team, said in his statement to the news agency that “Andy will always hold a special place with this franchise, and I know that he holds a special place in my heart. This is a hard day for our club Because we know and appreciate what a consummate professional Andy has always been. We respect and appreciate Andy, and we thank him. “