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Only OTAs, but Bengals' Dalton already working on the long pass

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    In this photo taken Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a long pass during the NFL football practice in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)The Associated Press

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    Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Cobi Hamilton looks for a bobbled pass during their NFL football organized team activities Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)The Associated Press

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis walks past a blocking sled during an NFL football team practice Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)The Associated Press

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    Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese instructs quarterbacks Josh Johnson (8) Andy Dalton (14) and John Skelton, far right, during the team's NFL football organized team activities, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)The Associated Press

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    Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes as backup quarterbacks John Skelton (9) and Josh Johnson (8) watch during the team's NFL football organized team activities, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)The Associated Press

Andy Dalton saw A.J. Green lined up on the outside and let it fly.

The Bengals aren't wasting time on fixing one of their shortcomings. They're throwing long passes during their offseason team workouts this week, trying to get the long-distance connection that was missing in their biggest games last season.

Dalton overthrew an open Green in the end zone on a long pass in the closing minutes of a 19-13 loss at Houston in the first round of the playoffs, a play that epitomized their problems. In the last five regular-season games, Green caught only two passes for more than 20 yards.

Cincinnati's passing game became overly dependent upon the underneath completions, a strategy that didn't work so well.