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Will Garoppolo, McCarron be able to adjust once defenses see what they can do?

The 49ers made quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history based on seven career starts, five in Kyle Shanahan’s system. Someone will be paying quarterback A.J. McCarron based on four career starts. Hovering over both is an important question: What will they do after defenses get enough film on them? New quarterbacks and/or [more]

Until he re-signs, Brees is the top free-agent quarterback

Most regard Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins as the best available free-agent quarterback. And that probably will be the case, when March 14 rolls around. For now, however, there’s an even better quarterback set to hit the open market. It’s Drew Brees. Signed to a six-year, $60 million deal by the Saints 12 years ago as [more]

A.J. McCarron will get paid more this year than Andy Dalton

Some would say that the Bengals, now faced with A.J. McCarron becoming an unrestricted free agent, should choose McCarron over Andy Dalton. Apart from the team’s assessment of the two guys as players, there’s an important factor that is even more important to the Bengals, given that they are extremely careful with money. Dalton’s deal [more]

Is AJ McCarron this year’s Case Keenum, or this year’s Mike Glennon?

AJ McCarron is going to be the toughest quarterback to figure out in this year’s free agent class. McCarron, who found out yesterday that he won a grievance with the Bengals and will be an unrestricted free agent next month, has shown enough promise that there might be teams that think he can be a [more]

Bengals face no discipline for 2014 placement of McCarron on NFI

Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron will become an unrestricted free agent next month due an arbitrator’s finding that the Bengals improperly placed McCarron on the non-football injury list in 2014. So are the Bengals in trouble? According to the league, they’re not. “The NFL Management Council represented the club in the grievance,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy [more]

Arbitrator finds Bengals improperly placed A.J. McCarron on NFI

The ruling from arbitrator Shyam Das that Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron represents the end of the road when it comes to McCarron’s effort to become an unrestricted free agent. As to the Bengals, it could be the beginning of a separate set of problems. PFT has obtained a copy of the seven-page ruling in the [more]

Could AJ McCarron end up with the Browns after all?

The Browns didn’t get AJ McCarron the first time they tried, botching a trade at the trade deadline. With McCarron now set to become a free agent March 14, the Browns are expected to have interest again, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Bengals quarterback said he is “going to be [more]

AJ McCarron on impending free agency: We’re open to everything

AJ McCarron got what he wanted, learning he will become a free agent March 14 when his lawyer uttered the two words he hoped to hear: You won. An independent arbitrator ruled in the quarterback’s favor in his grievance against the Bengals regarding their decision to place him on the non-football injury (NFI) list at [more]

AJ McCarron set to be an unrestricted free agent

Make room for AJ McCarron in the pool of free agent quarterbacks. McCarron won a grievance filed against the Bengals on Thursday that credits him with an accrued season for 2014, which means he now has the four seasons needed for unrestricted free agency under his belt. McCarron objected to the Bengals putting him on [more]

A.J. McCarron decision may be delayed

A ruling on the question of whether Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron will be a restricted or unrestricted free agent was expected by today. That may not be happening. The decision may be delayed beyond today due to personal reasons of the arbitrator, according to Dan Graziano of Although it’s important for everyone involved to [more]

Bobby Hart says he was injured, never quit on Giants

Newly hired General Manager Dave Gettleman was credited with making a statement about the stamp he’d put on the Giants late last season when starting right tackle Bobby Hart was put on waivers before the final week of the regular season. Reports at the time indicated that Hart told the team’s coaches he would not [more]

Donte Jackson seeks to break John Ross’ combine record in the 40

LSU cornerback Donte Jackson was deemed the fastest man in college football last season. “Wherever he is, he’s going to be the fastest man,” former LSU teammate D.J. Chark said. Jackson hopes to be the fastest man ever at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was watching last year when John Ross set the record with [more]

Bengals sign Bobby Hart

The Bengals offensive line failed to impress in 2017 and they’ve made a move in hopes of improving their performance in 2018. For that move to pay off, tackle Bobby Hart will need to put forth a better showing than he managed last year. The Bengals announced on Wednesday that they have signed Hart to [more]

Broncos may make a run at A.J. McCarron, if he’s an unrestricted free agent

Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron will learn as soon as today whether he’ll be a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent in March. If it’s the latter, he could have a suitor in Colorado. Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports Network said that the Broncos would be interested in McCarron, [more]

Report: Bengals’ offseason focus on getting extensions for Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap

The Bengals’ offseason focus is getting defensive tackle Geno Atkins and defensive end Carlos Dunlap signed to extensions, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Both are entering the final year of their deals, with Atkins set to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $9.5 million against the salary cap and Dunlap scheduled [more]

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