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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 1, 2017: AJ McCarron throws a pass as he warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

A grievance filed by A.J. McCarron could affect the Bengals backup QB's free agency.

According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cincinnati backup quarterback A.J. McCarron has filed a grievance against his team. The goal is to be granted unrestricted free agency after the end of the 2017 season. McCarron recently made headlines after a planned trade to the Browns fell though, in part due to mismatched trade documents submitted to the NFL. The Bengals reportedly viewed McCarron as a valuable asset, further complicating a deal with their AFC North rivals.

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