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Dalton flu-bound; Green's arm progressing

The Bengals sent quarterback Andy Dalton home with the flu before Wednesday afternoon's practice on the Paul Brown Stadium turf, but head coach Marvin Lewis said he didn't anticipate complications for later in the week.

Lewis himself sounded under the weather and said, "a lot of us have it," as they prepare for Sunday's AFC North title game (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5) in Pittsburgh….

Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green said his bruised right bicep is progressing and that he can move it more than he could Monday night, when he injured it on the club's fourth play from scrimmage in the 37-28 victory over Denver. But he wouldn't say he'd play, only, "We'll see." He didn't practice Wednesday…

Cornerback Terence Newman, laid low by illness on Monday morning before the game, didn't practice Wednesday. Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry didn't work with an unknown ailment. Both left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) and left guard  Mike Pollak (knee) worked. So did wide receiver James Wright (knee)… 

Rookie running back Jeremy Hill said he didn't get to sleep until 4:30 a.m. after the game he became the first Bengal to rush for four games of 140 yards in the same season. And it wasn't because his entire family is here for the week celebrating Christmas. He said it was because he was thinking about his fumble inside the Denver 10 in the middle of the third quarter that gave the Broncos the ball for a go-ahead score…



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