Bengals take QB McCarron, fill holes on defense

CINCINNATI — The Bengals got another quarterback to back up Andy Dalton, this one with a history of
winning big games.
They took Alabama’s A.J. McCarron in the fifth round Saturday. The Heisman Trophy runner-up fell to the
164th pick overall.
So it’ll be A.J. McCarron-to-A.J. Green, but mostly in practice. Dalton is the unchallenged starter, and
McCarron will have a backup spot for now.
Cincinnati shored up two areas on defense — cornerback and line — and drafted a potential starter at
center and a power running back.
The Bengals drafted Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, LSU running back Jeremy Hill, West
Virginia defensive end Will Clarke, North Carolina center Russell Bodine, McCarron, Arizona linebacker
Marquis Flowers, LSU receiver James Wright and Georgia Southern cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks.