Arbitration ruling decides AJ McCarron will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018
AJ McCarron will hit the free agent market in March and will be free to sign with the team of his choosing. This was an unexpected ruling, as many felt McCarron’s case was unjust and that he would go on to become a restricted free agent this offseason.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Joe Mixon (knee surgery) is expected to miss two weeks. Mixon will have a cleanup procedure Saturday. Returning in two weeks may be a best case scenario, but this confirms Mixon isn't an IR candidate. Working in Mixon's favor is the fact Cincy is coming off a Thursday night game. Patriots RB Sony Michel had a similar knee scope and has been sidelined since early August. The Bengals may go with a committee of Giovani Bernard and fourth-rounder Mark Walton until Mixon returns.