NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Dalton is out of his hand cast. This is a big step in the right direction, Rapoport added, though Dalton still has to work on getting the strength back in his hand.
ESPN first reported the news.
"It's not going to change later in the week," Lewis said on preparing to start AJ McCarron. "We're preparing (McCarron) to be the starting quarterback. Whether Andy (Dalton) is a backup or where Andy is, we'll know down the line. "He'll be ready when he's ready and he's been doing well."
The Bengals are keeping their options open, but consider it a huge upset if Dalton sees the field this weekend.