Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron is throwing on the side in training camp to address a shoulder issue.
AL.com's Mark Inabinett has the latest on McCarron in his July 27 update:
"When the Cincinnati Bengals opened training camp on Thursday on the practice fields at Paul Brown Stadium, two bedsheet banners fluttered from a highway process nearby. One read: 'Don't sign Dalton. He (stinks).' The other read: 'A.J. to A.J. The future is now.'
"The banners were removed by team employees.
"They referrred to the Bengals' incumbent quarterback, Andy Dalton, who is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract, and to Cincinnati's fifth-round draft pick, quarterback A.J. McCarron of Alabama, and its star receiver, A.J. Green.
"Fans will have to wait for AJ to AJ, though. McCarron has not practiced with the team during training camp after being placed on the active/non-football injury list last week.
"On Saturday, McCarron threw on the side as he tries to overcome a shoulder problem.
"After Saturday's practice, Geoff Hobson, the editor of Bengals.com, Cincinnati's team web site, reported McCarron 'is on an extended rehab throwing program that may determine if he's headed to injured reserve on the roster. The early signs seem to be good. He threw for the second time Saturday and appeared to have pretty good juice from 40 yards.'
"McCarron is still on the Bengals' 90-player active roster, but he can't participate in full-time practices until he's cleared from the active/non-football injury list."
McCarron and his wife Katherine Webb-McCarron are building an offseason residence in Orange Beach. The two got married in early July, per WKRG.com:
"Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
"Well, at least in the off-season.
"According to a post from Webb's Instagram page, the newlyweds are building a house in Orange Beach to enjoy during the NFL offseason.
"The post shows McCarron sitting at a table with blueprints and floor plans.
"'We love Orange Beach so much, were making it our offseason oasis,' Webb wrote in the post. 'House plans are a go!'
"McCarron and Webb tied the knot his month after their engagement in March.
"McCarron, drafted in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals, is competing for the team's backup quarterback position behind Andy Dalton."