Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron didn't dress for practice on Tuesday, per ESPN. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said that McCarron was expected back "soon". "He's just a little sore right now," Jackson said. "We'll get him back as fast as we can."
Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron has looked much improved over last season in OTAs, and he appears to have pulled far ahead in the battle for the team's backup quarterback spot. The kid is doing awesome," defensive end Wallace Gilberry said, per NFL.com. "When I say awesome, that's kind of an understatement. I mean, last year, he kind of struggled with the arm situation. But this year, man ... his throwing motion is on point. His passes are on point. I think he's thrown one interception the whole camp. Not to say Andy (Dalton) has thrown any, but the kid is competing."
Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron has recovered from the shoulder soreness that bothered him for most of his rookie year. McCarron is now throwing deep again. "I feel great," McCarron said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Body feels great and I feel like I'm slinging it better than I ever have, really."
AJ McCarron will be the Bengals' back-up quarterback at the start of 2015, Marvin Lewis told the media on Tuesday. In a media appearance at the NFL Owners Meetings, Lewis said that the team may bring back last year's number-two quarterback, Jason Campbell, but he said the job is McCarron's to lose. "AJ McCarron has everything that you want in a quarterback, a successful quarterback in the NFL,' Lewis said, per Bengals.com. "We'll have some additions to the position that AJ will compete with and we just have to go forward that way."
The Bengals aren't expected to draft a quarterback and are prepared to enter 2015 with the same three quarterbacks they had this season, reports the team's website. That means Andy Dalton starting, Jason Campbell backing him up and AJ McCarron as the developmental project. "He's our guy and we're not going to shy away from that," offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said of Dalton. Added quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese: "He was better with the intangibles this year and the ball was better coming out of his hand. You could see that right away when he came back from the last offseason." Jackson hopes the team re-signs Campbell, an impending free agent, saying Campbell "did a sensational job in the role we asked him to play."
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