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January 9, 2018 12:20 PM
Connor Shaw: Ends playing career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw agreed Tuesday to become the new tight ends coach at Furman University, effectively ending his playing career, Josh Kendall of The Columbia State reports.

After going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2014, Shaw had stints with the Browns and Bears, with his lone appearance coming that same year for Cleveland in a Week 17 start. After being waived by the Bears following training camp in September, Shaw didn't end up latching on elsewhere and will now make the transition to the coaching ranks.

September 10, 2017 12:24 AM
Connor Shaw: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (hamstring) was waived off injured reserve Friday after he and the Bears came to an agreement on an injury settlement, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw was never expected to make the team's final roster, as both Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky were essentially locks to make the cut. The 25-year-old would have had to spend the year on IR if he and the team could not reach a settlement, but he's now free to find a new opportunity when he returns to full health.

September 4, 2017 06:56 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (hamstring) was placed on IR, Adam Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw's placement on IR indicates that he probably won't suit up for the Bears during the regular season, given that he's injured and there are three quarterbacks ahead of him. He'll have a chance to make the active roster next season, but it looks like his 2017 season is over.

September 3, 2017 03:04 PM
Connor Shaw: Heads to waivers with injury tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (hamstring) was waived/injured by the Bears on Saturday.

With the expensive Mike Glennon and the 2017 second-overall pick, Mitchell Trubisky, already locked into the depth chart, it's no surprise that Shaw was the odd man out. Shaw hasn't played a regular season snap since 2014, so expect him to end up on a practice squad.

September 1, 2017 07:12 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Passes concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and returned to Thursday's exhibition against the Browns, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw briefly exited in the fourth quarter while he was evaluated for a head injury, allowing rookie Mitchell Trubisky to see a little extra game action. Shaw should be fine moving forward now that he's passed all tests.

September 1, 2017 07:16 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Under evaluation for concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw exited in the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason game against the Browns to be evaluated for a concussion, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw will need to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in order to return to the field before the game comes to a close.

August 29, 2017 10:44 AM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Plays one series with reserves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw completed two of three passes for 22 yards in Sunday's 19-7 victory over the Titans.

Shaw came in to play during the last three minutes of the game after Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky were finished for the day. Although Mark Sanchez didn't play in the contest, Shaw is more likely to land on the practice squad than earn a spot on the regular-season roster, as Sanchez remains ahead of him on the depth chart.

August 12, 2017 03:04 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Returns to practice Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (lower leg) made his return to practice after missing just over a week, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Shaw had a screw removed from a prior surgery to his leg, but he's back on the field. Unless the Bears suffer an injury at quarterback, he likely won't make the regular-season roster, as he's currently fourth on the depth chart.

August 10, 2017 08:48 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Not expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (lower leg) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio reports.

As expected, Shaw will take a seat as he recovers from minor ankle surgery, leaving all the reps Thursday for Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez and Mitchell Trubisky.

August 5, 2017 04:16 AM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Misses practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw missed practice Friday due to minor surgery to remove a screw from the procedure he had done on his ankle, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Shaw is currently the fourth-string quarterback, and with it being unlikely that the Bears keep more than three signal-callers on the roster, he's unlikely to make the final roster unless someone ahead of him suffers an injury.

May 30, 2017 11:20 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Remaining in Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (lower leg), who was reportedly waived earlier Tuesday, will actually remain with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The reason for the Bears' change of heart stems from a left knee injury suffered by Mark Sanchez in Tuesday's OTA. Sanchez is expected to return for training camp, but until then Shaw will be bumped up to the No. 3 option on the depth chart. Unless Sanchez's injury worsens or Shaw can win over the approval of the coaching staff in the next week, it appears as if the 25-year-old's release will be impending.

May 30, 2017 09:44 AM
Connor Shaw: Let go by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (leg) was waived by the Bears on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 25-year-old Shaw, who missed the entire 2016 season with a broken leg, was fourth on the depth chart at quarterback for the Bears and may have had difficulty even earning a spot on the practice squad this season with the team already possessing a higher-upside developmental option in No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky. As such, the Bears decided to let Shaw go in order to allow him to find a spot with another organization before training camp begins. Shaw's release clears a spot on the roster for receiver Victor Cruz, who agreed to a contract with the Bears last week.

March 4, 2017 01:00 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Re-signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (leg) was re-signed by the Bears on Saturday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw was likely to reach a deal with Chicago at some point, having entered the offseason as a restricted free agent. After missing the entire 2016 season with a broken leg, Shaw figures to remain buried on the depth chart at quarterback, but there is uncertainty surrounding who will be the top two options when the regular season rolls around.

February 15, 2017 11:15 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Returning to full strength
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (lower leg) expects to return in time for OTAs, The State reports. "I'm getting the strength back. I'm back running and throwing, so taking it day by day and getting better every day," the quarterback said.

Shaw missed the entire 2016 campaign due to a broken leg suffered in the preseason. When healthy, he'll enter a fluid Bears quarterback picture. Not only is Jay Cutler (shoulder) facing an uncertain future with the organization due to his underwhelming on-field performance since signing a seven-year, $126 million contract in 2014, but the other two names above Shaw on the depth chart, Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, are both set to be unrestricted free agents. Shaw and No. 5 QB David Fales, on the other hand, will be restricted free agents. Further complicating matters is the likelihood of the team selecting a quarterback in this year's draft. All in all, at this point in time it is anyone's guess what the future holds in store for the 25-year-old.

August 30, 2016 09:52 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Could miss entire 2016 campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw (leg) was placed on the Bears' injured reserve list Tuesday.

Shaw suffered a broken leg during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Chiefs, but no timetable has been provided for his return. It's still possible he could return this year, though, since NFL teams are each allowed to activate any one player per season off IR following Week 6. However, it's likely that Shaw's 2016 campaign has ended before it even began.

August 27, 2016 05:06 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Breaks leg Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw sustained a broken leg during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

In the fourth quarter of Saturday's contest, Shaw suffered the fracture just above his ankle. He'll undergo surgery immediately, after which a recovery timetable will be plotted. If no ligament was damaged on the play, there's a chance that he'll be able to return this season. With placement on IR on the horizon, Shaw will yield to Brian Hoyer and David Fales in the pecking order behind starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

July 1, 2016 05:36 PM
Bears' Connor Shaw: Claimed by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw has been awarded to the Bears via waivers, 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.

June 30, 2016 04:02 PM
Connor Shaw: Released by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shaw was released by the Browns on Thursday, Marc Sessler of 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.

August 16, 2015 12:40 PM
Browns QB Connor Shaw to undergo thumb surgery
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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."

June 1, 2015 02:04 PM
Pettine: Browns QB Johnny Manziel has earned backup status
by Marty Gitlin |

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.


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