Bengals sign Greg McElroy to future contract


Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy throws a pass during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed quarterback Greg McElroy off the practice squad and to a future contract.

Here’s the release from Bengals Public Relations:

The Bengals today signed QB Greg McElroy of Alabama to a Reserve/Future contract. McElroy spent the 2013 regular season and playoffs on the Bengals practice squad. A third-year NFL player for 2014, McElroy will count on the team’s Active List beginning Feb. 3, the Monday after the Super Bowl. 

McElroy spent the last two seasons and the 2013 preseason with the New York Jets. He passed 11-for-19 for 145 yards with one TD and no INTs for the Jets this past preseason, but suffered a knee injury that led to him being waived during final roster cut-down with an injury settlement.

A seventh-round pick in 2011, McElroy had been listed consistently as third on the team’s depth chart, but did come off the bench to pull out a win over the Arizona Cardinals late last year.

He was later given the starting nod, but after he was sacked 11 times by the San Diego Chargers and suffered a concussion, it effectively ended his season, which saw him complete 19/31 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown, one interception and a lost fumble.

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