Bengals put A.J. McCarron on non-football injury list as part of cuts


The Bengals cut veteran safety Daniel Manning and offensive lineman Will Svitek, and will go with two quarterbacks for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron, their fifth-round pick, was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He can rehab with the team and go to meetings, and will have a window after Week 6 to begin practicing with the team.

McCarron came to camp with a sore shoulder that hurt his draft stock. That leaves them with just veteran Jason Campbell behind starter Andy Dalton.

The Bengals also placed guard Trey Hopkins on injured reserve, and placed cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris on reserve/suspended for the first two weeks, after he violated the league’s substance abuse policy.

They also waived the following 13 players to get to the limit: H-back Orson Charles, tackle  Dan France, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, cornerback Victor Hampton, defensive tackle David King, wide receiver Colin Lockett, cornerback Onterio McCalebb, defensive end Dontay Moch, defensive end Sam Montgomery, center Trevor Robinson, defensive tackle Devon Still, fullback Nikita Whitlock and running back James Wilder Jr.

8 responses to “Bengals put A.J. McCarron on non-football injury list as part of cuts

  1. Wow Devon Still one of the casualties. The man has been through some hards times but that aside, the Bengals spent a 2nd rounder on him and they wiffed hard on his selection.

  2. I’m a little surprised to see Cobi Hamilton cut. I thought he did enough to beat Sanzenbacher or Tate for a spot.

    I am not becoming a huge fan of McCarron. He’s starting to look like a wasted pick. I’ll bet he’s a Hell of a bike rider by now.

    The final roster has so much athletic talent. This is going to be a fun team to watch this year.

  3. Montgomery should have stayed at LSU. He lived on his hype alone, but lazy doesn’t cut it in the NFL. Taking plays off is not acceptable.

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