The Oakland Raiders have released quarterback AJ McCarron, the former Alabama All-American told the NFL Network on Thursday afternoon.
McCarron served as Derek Carr's backup during the 2018 season. He took 12 snaps and threw three passes for Oakland.
Had McCarron been on the Raiders’ roster on Friday, he would have received a $1.9 million bonus, and $1.1 million of his $3 million base salary for the 2019 season would have become guaranteed, too.
That was part of the contract that McCarron signed with the Buffalo Bills in free agency last year.