Data Scout Notes: **2013: MaxwellWinner/UnitasWinner/WCamp1st/HeismanTrophyFinalist/2ndC/HMM/WCampFinalist/ MaxwellFinalist/OBrienFinalist...P3rdC/P2ndM/PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/PUnitas/PManning/TSXPMVP/TSX-PTW... 2012: 2ndC/AP3rd/2ndM/ManningFinalist...PUnitas/P3rdC/P3rdM/PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell...2011: NA
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11/18/14 - QB AJ McCarron was cleared to begin practicing with the Bengals Tuesday (Nov. 18). McCarron (6-3, 220; Alabama) was a fifth-round Bengals selection in the 2014 Draft. He was with the Bengals in preseason but did not play or practice, due to a shoulder injury that predated the start of training camp. He is not on the 53-player roster, but remains on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, where he was placed on Aug. 30. Today marks the beginning of a 21-day window during which he may practice without being counted against the roster limit. He could be activated to the roster at any time during the window.
09/01/14 - QB A.J. McCarron was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
07/22/14 - QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder) was declared active/non-football injury by the Bengals Monday (July 21).
05/13/14 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: CINCINNATI BENGALS: Round 5/164 -- AJ McCarron, quarterback, 6-3, 220, Alabama...The Bengals got their developmental quarterback behind Andy Dalton. McCarron is a proven winner, and it wouldn't be insane to see him competing to start next season should problems arise with Dalton. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Loomis and Payton are constantly reminded by fans that the team needs to start looking for the quarterback of the future since Drew Brees will turn 36 just after the completion of the 2014 season. Payton admitted after the conclusion of the draft they had their eye on three Southeastern Conference quarterbacks -- LSU's Zach Mettenberger, Georgia's Aaron Murray and Alabama's AJ McCarron -- in the closing rounds Saturday. McCarron and Murray were chosen in the fifth round, just before the Saints went on the clock at Nos. 167 and 169, and Mettenberger was taken two picks into the sixth round. "Those three players were guys we looked closely at and begin to see a value once it got into the later rounds, where our grades were a little bit better than maybe where they were selected," Payton said. "They were in the discussion and talked about." - The Sports Xchange