Former Nittany Lions signal caller Trace McSorley was scheduled to take part in an autograph signing for this weekend’s White Out festivities, but had to cancel his appearance.
McSorley instead took part in a workout for the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in wake of an injury to Joe Burrow, according to Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison.
Trace McSorley also had a workout today along with AJ McCarron
— Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) September 23, 2023
McSorley participated alongside AJ McCarron, who was previously a member of the Cincinnati Roster from 2014-17 and played in the XFL for the St. Louis Battlehawks this past season.
The Bengals announced they had re-signed McCarron to their practice squad just a few hours after the workout.
We have signed QB AJ McCarron to the practice squad.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 23, 2023
McCarron will likely take the role of the team’s No. 3 quarterback. Earlier in the week, the New England Patriots signed Will Grier off Cincinnati’s practice squad. Grier was replaced by Reid Sinnett, who was with the Bengals min training camp to provide depth while Burrow was out for several weeks with the strained right calf.
McSorley was a member of the New England Patriots practice squad this season after spending two years with the Arizona Cardinals.
He was drafted in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2019 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens, where he spent parts of three seasons prior to going to Arizona.
McSorley was a quarterback at Penn State from 2014 to 2018, compiling a 31-9 career record as a starter while throwing for 9,899 yards and 77 touchdowns.