AJ McCarron throwing ball at Bengals practice, unsure of when he will see field

Fifth-round draft pick AJ McCarron has begun throwing the football at Cincinnati Bengals training camp but remains unsure of when he will return to the field.

According to the Bengals team website, McCarron is now throwing the ball from 55 to 65 yards.

“I always think I could be out there,’ McCarron said after practice on Tuesday. “That’s up to the coaches, the training staff and Mr. (Mike) Brown. Whatever they tell me to do, that’s what I’m doing.”

The Bengals are not counting on McCarron to do much. Jason Campbell is locked in as the backup to Andy Dalton. There is a chance that the Bengals could place McCarron on injured reserve.

“I always play through injury,” McCarron said. “That’s what I wanted to do. I was out there with my friends and teammates, the team needed me and I wasn’t going to come out. It probably wasn’t the best for (the arm), that’s just what I wanted to do. Nobody made me go out there.”