McCarron's future with Bengals uncertain, too

Cincinnati Bengals AJ McCarron (5) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (WKRC/Tony Tribble)

CINCINNATI (AP/WKRC) - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis isn't the only one whose future with the team is uncertain.

The Bengals tried to trade backup quarterback AJ McCarron to Cleveland on Oct. 31, but the Browns didn't get the paperwork to the league office in time. McCarron's status for next season is in dispute. The Bengals claim he's a restricted free agent because he missed most of his rookie season with a shoulder injury. McCarron has filed a grievance saying he's unrestricted.

McCarron said Monday he expects a decision on Feb. 15. He told Lewis during their end-of-the-season talk that he wants to start somewhere next season.

"Like I told Marvin, I'd love to have my chance," McCarron said.

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