Shaw has been awarded to the Bears via waivers, Cleveland.com reports. Shaw was waived by the Browns on Thursday, but will now be reunited with former quarterbacks coach and current Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains in Chicago. After missing last season due to thumb surgery, Shaw figures to compete with former teammate Brian Hoyer for snaps behind Jay Cutler during training camp this summer.
Shaw was released by the Browns on Thursday, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports. Shaw made just one start throughout his two years in Cleveland, but was a long shot to make the roster heading into the 2016 season with Robert Griffin, Josh McCown, Austin Davis, and rookie Cody Kessler competing for spots. Shaw spent his 2015 campaign on injured reserve due to a broken thumb, but the 24-year-old could be signed by another squad prior to upcoming training camps.
Browns quarterback Connor Shaw will be out an extended amount of time after sustaining a thumb injury, the team announced Sunday. Shaw suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason game and he will need surgery to correct the issue. "I feel for Connor because he has worked extremely hard," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "He's a competitor and has had a great offseason and a good camp so far. He is good for the quarterback room and it's unfortunate that this injury won't allow him to compete."
Ballyhooed and controversial Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been deemed the lead backup behind Josh McCown, at least for now, the Akron Beacon Journal has reported. That decision by Mike Pettine was made based on what he has determined from the second phase of the offseason. Manziel had been considered running neck-and-neck with fellow second-year quarterback Connor Shaw for the backup job. McCown has been declared the starter.
New Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, introduced at a news conference Thursday, stopped way short of committing to Johnny Manziel as his starting quarterback. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building or not," DeFilippo said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Manziel did not impress as a rookie. In five games, including two starts, he completed 18 of 35 throws for 175 yards and no touchdowns with two interceptions. Manziel ran nine times for 29 yards and a score. Brian Hoyer is about to hit free agency, and undrafted rookie Connor Shaw is the only other quarterback on the roster. The Browns own the 12th and 19th picks in the first round of this year's draft. They selected Manziel at No. 22 overall last year. DeFilippo said he's looking forward to working with Manziel and that Manziel will have a "clean slate."
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|10||11/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|11||11/20||@New York Giants||31||24.56|
|13||12/04||San Francisco 49ers||7||18.06|
|15||12/18||Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|3 Year Avg||50.0||88||0||0||4||0||3|