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

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.