Cleveland Browns botched chance to trade for former Alabama QB AJ McCarron

Cleveland Browns botched chance to trade for former Alabama QB AJ McCarron

National Football League insider Adam Schefter reported that the Bengals and Browns "tried, but failed" to work out a deal for Cincinnati quarterback A.J.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns almost wound up trade partners on Tuesday, before the trade deadline came to a close at 4 p.m. E.T. He has yet to take a snap for the Bengals this season, but has been the subject of many trade rumors after he performed well when Cincinnati's starting quarterback Andy Dalton went down with an injury in 2015. McCarron. According to Schefter, the deal was "close" but ultimately could not be finalized.

Rarely do you see trades between two teams in the same division, but Browns head coach Hue Jackson was clearly enamored with McCarron after serving as the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati from 2014-to-15.

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Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Bengals were set to receive a 2018 second and a third-round pick in the lost deal. Who knows? The Patriots got a second-rounder from the 49ers for Tom Brady backup Jimmy Garoppolo. According to Allbright, the coaching staff was still at the team's headquarters while the front office had already gone home when the trade went down.

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