Bears Place QB Connor Shaw & OL Hroniss Grasu On I.R., Get Down To 75


The Chicago Bears announced a series of roster moves to get down to the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday. The full list of moves include:

Shaw, unfortunately, suffered a broken leg right above the ankle during the team’s most recent preseason game.

Shaw, 24, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted out of South Carolina last year. He is in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.

Unfortunately, Shaw’s 2015 season came to an end with him being placed on season-ending injured reserve after he broke the thumb on his throwing hand during the preseason.

The Browns waived Shaw a few months ago before he was claimed by the Bears.

In 2014, Shaw wound up appearing in one game and completing 14 of 28 attempts for 177 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.


Grasu, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Bears in 2015. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.44 million rookie contract and stands to make a bases salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.

He, unfortunately, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee a few weeks ago, so this move was expected.

In 2015, Grasu appeared in eight games for the Bears and was rated as the No. 32 center out of 39 qualifying players by Pro Football Focus.

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