AJ McCarron

#2 QB / Houston Texans / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 28 College: Alabama Bye 10

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    Texans' AJ McCarron: Could miss preseason

    AJ McCarron (thumb) could remain sidelined the entire preseason, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.McCarron sustained a thumb injury during Tuesday's practice, the severity of which will cause him to sit out Thursday's preseason tilt against the Packers and possibly the remainder of Houston's preseason contests. Third-string quarterback Joe Webb is a prime candidate to see increased preseason action while McCarron remains sidelined, and the Houston Texans could opt to sign another quarterback to the roster.

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    Texans' AJ McCarron: Tending to injury

    AJ McCarron was forced to leave practice Tuesday due to a right thumb injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.It's unclear how he picked up the injury, but he seemed to hurt his right throwing hand Tuesday, and didn't return to practice. McCarron stands to back up Deshaun Watson in Houston, so don't be surprised if the team doesn't rush him back for Thursday's preseason game against Green Bay. If the Alabama product doesn't play, third-string quarterback Joe Webb stands to take on an increased workload.

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    Texans' AJ McCarron: Inks deal with Texans

    AJ McCarron agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.McCarron, a former fifth-round pick, spent his first four seasons with the Bengals before backing up Derek Carr in Oakland last season. He will now be the No. 2 quarterback behind Deshaun Watson in Houston. The 27-year-old has only started three games in his career, all of which came in 2015.

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    AJ McCarron: Cut by Raiders

    AJ McCarron was released by the Raiders on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Trading a fifth-round pick for McCarron did not appear to be one of head coach Jon Gruden's finest moments last season, and cutting the quarterback with time left on his contract is doing that perception no favors. McCarron will now return to the free-agent market with hopes of finding a new spot to compete for a No. 2 gig. One possible landing spot is with the Bengals, who recently signed McCarron's old quarterbacks coach with the Raiders, Brian Callahan, as offensive coordinator.

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    Raiders' AJ McCarron: Receives support from GM

    General manager Mike Mayock expressed a desire for AJ McCarron to remain with the Oakland Raiders in 2019, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. "I think [coach] Jon [Gruden] and I both believe that the backup quarterback is one snap away from playing. It's important to have someone like McCarron ready to go," Mayock said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine.Oakland raised eyebrows around the league last offseason by shipping a fifth-round pick to Buffalo in exchange for McCarron. The 2014 fifth-round pick ultimately logged just 12 snaps and threw three passes for the Raiders in 2018. He'll be owed a $3 million roster bonus if he remains on the Raiders' roster March 15, with the majority of his contract then becoming guaranteed on the 17th.

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    Raiders' AJ McCarron: Traded to Oakland for fifth-round pick

    AJ McCarron was traded to the Oakland Raiders from the Bills on Saturday for a fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Apparently displeased with his backup quarterback situation, Raiders coach Jon Gruden is bringing in a replacement for EJ Manuel and Connor Cook. It isn't entirely clear that McCarron will be an upgrade, given that he completed just 46 percent of his passes for 5.7 yards per attempt with the Bills this preseason.

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    Bills' AJ McCarron: Stays in Buffalo

    AJ McCarron will not be part of the Buffalo Bills' roster cuts Saturday, John Wawrow of the Associated Press reports.We'll never know if McCarron saved his job with a fantastic comeback to rescue what began as a horrible start Thursday against the Bears. The bigger news to come out of Buffalo will be what the 1-2-3 pecking order is between McCarron, Nathan Peterman and franchise QB Josh Allen, an order that has seemingly flipped around all summer. The team has only a few more days, if that, to publicly settle the issue.

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    Bills' AJ McCarron: Worth keeping around?

    Coach Sean McDermott said late Thursday that AJ McCarron is "absolutely in the race" and the fact that the quarterback played the entire final preseason game is not a reflection of McCarron's roster status, The Buffalo News reports.McCarron was awful for much of the game Thursday, but he did rally the team to victory following 20-0 and 27-3 deficits, albeit against Chicago's third and fourth stringers. While it seems more likely Nathan Peterman or rookie Josh Allen will get the Week 1 start after both were rested Thursday, it might behoove the Buffalo Bills to keep three quarterbacks around, seeing as they haven't had much of an idea as to which one is worthy of the starting job going back several months.

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    Bills' AJ McCarron: Overcomes hideous first half

    AJ McCarron completed 13 of 34 passes for 156 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's preseason 28-27 win over the Bears, adding six carries for 54 yards and a touchdown while playing the entire game.The game itself was just as odd as McCarron's stat line, featuring a late Buffalo rally to overcome a 24-point deficit in the second half. The 27-year-old quarterback threw a pick-six early in the game and had a 0.0 passer rating at one point in the third quarter, but he finished the night with four consecutive touchdown drives, including a 12-play, 84-yard march to take the lead with 13 seconds remaining. Though he appears to have moved past his shoulder injury, the extensive playing time in Thursday's game is a clear sign that McCarron is out of the mix for the Week 1 starting job. The Buffalo Bills might be able to find a trade if they want to take that path, considering McCarron carries a $900,000 base salary for 2018, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.

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    Bills' AJ McCarron: Cleared for practice

    Coach Sean McDermott said AJ McCarron (shoulder) will practice Monday with no restrictions and is "ready to go," Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.McCarron was hurt in the team's second preseason game, but the injury didn't turn out to be as bad as it looked, so he'll return to full practice after missing just a week and a half. Josh Allen didn't do anything to separate himself from the other two potential starters during Sunday's preseason loss to the Bengals, so the week ahead is crucial toward the Week 1 fates of McCarron, Allen and Nathan Peterman, who may be the surprising current leader in the race.