Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback AJ McCarron to miss six games

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Bengals rookie quarterback AJ McCarron is set to miss at least six games this season, the team announced on Saturday.

McCarron will be placed on Cincinnati's reserve/non-football injury list due to shoulder soreness, which the former Alabama star has been battling throughout the offseason. 

Photos: Outtakes from  AJ McCarron's Sports Illustrated cover shoot

McCarron was selected by the Bengals in the fifth round of the draft, and was expected to be the team's third-string QB behind veterans Jason Campbell and Andy Dalton.

-- Alex Suskind