Raiders Release QB A.J. McCarron

     

Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders have released QB A.J. McCarron on Thursday. 

McCarron was owed a $3 million roster bonus coming up on March 17 and it appears as though the Raiders felt that was too much for him

McCarron, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,401,652 contract and made a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season and was testing the free agent market for the first time in his career.

McCarron won a grievance against the Bengals that stemmed from the team’s decision to place him on the non-football injury list (NFI) at the start of training camp due to a shoulder issue during his rookie year, which allowed him to test the free agent market as an unrestricted free agent last offseason.

The Bills later signed McCarron to a two-year, $10 million contract before trading him to the Raiders last year for a fifth-round pick. 

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing McCarron will free up $5 million of available cap space while creating no dead money. 

In 2018, McCarron appeared in two games for the Raiders and completed 1 of 3 pass attempts for eight yards and no touchdowns.

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