Report: Bengals, Browns almost completed A.J. McCarron trade


A.J. McCarron and Hue Jackson were reportedly near a reunitement.

The Browns and Bengals just missed the 4 p.m. trade deadline buzzer on a deal that would’ve sent McCarron to Cleveland. Jackson has attempted to acquire McCarron in the past.

But the subplot here is that it was supposedly the Browns that were late filing the deal.



Cleveland fans will shake their heads at another gaff by management. But the NFL can’t approve one deal post-deadline; it sets a bad precedent.


The hunt for a signal caller continues in Cleveland, while the Bengals will retain McCarron for at least one more half-season.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

HS Scores 2/19: Young leads Mechanicsburg in loss

Boys Basketball Monday’s Results Regular Season Shekinah Christian 69, Mechanicsburg 52: Hershberger (SC) 17; Young (M) 23.
Raiders hold off CSU behind Benzinger’s big Senior Night
Raiders hold off CSU behind Benzinger’s big Senior Night

Wright State said goodbye to seniors Grant Benzinger and Trey Stacey on Monday night. The Raiders can only hope the game marked a final farewell in 2018 to Cleveland State, a struggling group that looked for most of the night as though it was going to pull off a second consecutive upset against the Horizon League’s top team. Despite playing without...
HS Roundup 2/19: Flor, Kinzer and Crouch highlight SWBL awards

Justin Flor of Carlisle, Jared Kinzer of Franklin and Donnie Crouch of Bellbrook were each named players of the year in the Southwestern Buckeye League All-League awards announced on Monday. Coaches Brian Bales of Franklin, Donnie Tate of Bellbrook and Jeff Smith of Madison were picked as coaches of the year. Jack Campbell (Bellbrook), Jake Gudorf...
Merriweather disappointed in effort as Vikings whip lethargic Raiders
Merriweather disappointed in effort as Vikings whip lethargic Raiders

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather said she was stunned by what she saw Monday night, and she wasn’t looking at the scoreboard, although she wasn’t pleased by what she saw there either. Cleveland State came to the Nutter Center on Monday and jumped the lethargic Raiders from the outset, leading by as many as...
Report: Andy Cannizaro to be fired as Mississippi State baseball coach
Report: Andy Cannizaro to be fired as Mississippi State baseball coach

After the opening weekend of the college baseball season, Mississippi State will fire baseball coach Andy Cannizaro on Tuesday morning, according to a report from 247Sports’ David H. Murray. Cannizaro will reportedly be fired for cause. Murray reports “University officials have yet to state on record what said cause...
More Stories