AJ McCarron

Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #5
Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #5

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Bengals Release AJ McCarron

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Wednesday that they released quarterback AJ McCarron. The Bengals signed McCarron back in November for more quarterback depth after starter Joe Burrow (wrist) was lost for the season. The 33-year-old veteran signal-caller appeared in two contests for Cincinnati in relief of Jake Browning down the stretch and went 4-for-5 for 19 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He'll be searching for a new team to play for this offseason. The former fifth-round selection of the Bengals in 2014 out of Alabama has a 63.1 career completion percentage with 1,192 passing yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in his seven years in the NFL with Cincy, the Houston Texans and the Las Vegas Raiders.

Feb 14, 2024 2:08 PM EST

AJ McCarron Elevated To The Active Roster

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joe Burrow (wrist) was officially placed on the injured reserve list, so the team made the move to fill the void on the depth chart. McCarron, who has bounced around the league since being drafted in 2014, hasn't been relevant for fantasy managers. That won't change with his most recent promotion, considering Jake Browning will start moving forward.

Nov 25, 2023 3:39 PM EST

Tries out with Cleveland

The Browns worked out McCarron for a potential backup role in the team's uncertain quarterback depth chart, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Jul 21, 2022 11:47 AM EST

Healthy and looking for NFL job

McCarron (knee) said Monday that he feels great and is "waiting for a call" to return to an NFL roster, Mark Inabinett of reports.

Jun 28, 2022 9:34 AM EST

Heading to injured reserve

Coach Arthur Smith said Monday that McCarron (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Aug 23, 2021 3:51 PM EST

Out for season

McCarron suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins and is out for the season, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Aug 22, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Headed for MRI

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said McCarron would require an MRI after suffering a right knee injury in Saturday's 37-17 preseason loss to the Dolphins, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Aug 22, 2021 6:42 AM EST

Suffers right knee injury

McCarron suffered a right knee injury and will not return to Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Aug 21, 2021 5:18 PM EST

Set to start Saturday

McCarron will start Saturday's preseason contest against the Dolphins, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Aug 21, 2021 3:04 PM EST

Backing up Matt Ryan

McCarron is signing a one-year deal with the Falcons, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Apr 30, 2021 1:35 PM EST

Barely any action in 2020

McCarron only handled one offensive snap while appearing in two games for the Texans in 2020.

Jan 21, 2021 2:13 PM EST

Fills in for one play

McCarron replaced quarterback Deshaun Watson for one play in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears.

Dec 14, 2020 5:40 AM EST

Ready for Sunday's contest

McCarron will back up Deshaun Watson in Sunday's game against the Bears.

Dec 13, 2020 8:40 AM EST

Sticking in Houston

McCarron announced via his personal Instagram Monday that he and the Texans have agreed to terms on a contract.

Mar 16, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Lacks explosiveness in spot start

McCarron completed 21 of 36 passes for 225 yards and an interception in the team's Week 17 loss to the Titans. He also added five rushed for 39 yards and a score.

Dec 29, 2019 6:02 PM EST

On tap for Week 17 start

McCarron is expected to serve as the Texans' starting quarterback Sunday against the Titans, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

Dec 29, 2019 5:47 AM EST

Makes season debut in blowout

McCarron went 0-for-1 and was sacked in Sunday's 41-7 loss to the Ravens.

Nov 18, 2019 4:10 AM EST

Ready to rock

McCarron (thumb) is not listed on Thursday's injury report.

Sep 5, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Expected for Week 1

McCarron (thumb) is expected to be on the active roster for Week 1 against the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sep 2, 2019 12:51 PM EST

Out of cast, throwing

McCarron (thumb) had the cast removed from his hand and threw during warmups prior to Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Aug 30, 2019 6:15 AM EST