When the Bengals begin their on-field, offseason work in a few weeks, Andy Dalton is expected under center.

Geoff Hobson of the team website reports Dalton is good to go, cleared to return from his thumb injury.

Dalton finished the season on injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his right thumb against Cleveland in a Nov. 25 game. He had surgery two days later.

Dalton faces a make-or-break season in Cincinnati, with owner Mike Brown announcing the team will not extend the quarterback’s contract before the season. Instead, the Bengals will see how he fits Zac Taylor’s offense.