CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bengals backup QB AJ McCarron will now become an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple reports.
About a year ago, he filed a grievance challenging the team's decision to put him on a non-football injury list during his 2014 rookie season.
The main question at hand, phrased well by our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer, dealt with whether the Bengals had a proper medical basis for putting him on that list in 2014.
As of Thursday, it appears McCarron has won his grievance, and will now become an unrestricted free agent.
Had he been a restricted free agent: the Bengals would have gotten compensation, were he to leave.
Now that he'll be an unrestricted free agent: the Bengals won't get compensation, which is in the McCarron camp's best interest, as no other factors could control what other teams would be interested in him.