Dalton appears on track to start Sunday

Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton looks like he'll be ready to start for the Bengals at Denver after returning to practice Thursday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. He injured his right wrist during Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns.

Per the Enquirer, Dalton didn't appear to have any problems throwing short passes to running backs or longer ones to wide receivers. A second-round draft pick, Dalton didn't throw during the media-viewing portion of practice Wednesday.

He was 10 of 15 for 81 yards and one touchdown in his NFL debut. If Dalton is unable to play, the Bengals would turn to backup Bruce Gradkowski.