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Bears claim quarterback Shaw

Posted Jul 1, 2016

The Bears on Friday claimed quarterback Connor Shaw, one day after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns.

The Bears on Friday claimed quarterback Connor Shaw, one day after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns.

Shaw entered the NFL in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent from South Carolina, where he teamed with Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery for two seasons.

Connor Shaw has appeared in one NFL game, starting the 2014 season finale for the Browns.
Shaw spent most of his rookie year on the practice squad before being called upon to start the season finale after injuries sidelined Johnny Manziel and Bran Hoyer.

In a 20-10 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore, Shaw completed 14 of 28 passes for 177 yards with no touchdowns, one interception and a 55.2 passer rating.

Shaw missed the entire 2015 season with a thumb injury he sustained last Aug. 13 in a preseason game against the Washington Redskins.

Shaw played at South Carolina from 2010-13, completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 6,074 yards with 56 TDs and 16 interceptions in 43 games.

Shaw becomes the fifth quarterback on the Bears roster and the second—along with Hoyer—to have played for offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains in Cleveland when Loggains was the Browns’ quarterbacks coach in 2014.

The other three Bears quarterbacks are starter Jay Cutler, second-year pro David Fales and undrafted rookie Dalyn Williams.