Ian Rapoport reports that the reason why the Bears elected to not waive QB Connor Shaw on Tuesday is that veteran QB Mark Sanchez suffered a knee injury that it’s not considered to be major.
Brad Biggs is now reporting that the Bears did now waive QB Connor Shaw, despite their earlier announcement and he remains on their 90-man roster at this point in time.
Chicago did, however, waive undrafted WR Jhajuan Seales, per Biggs.
Shaw, 25, 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 before he was claimed by the Bears. Shaw, unfortunately, suffered a broken leg right above the ankle during a preseason game last year and was placed on injured reserve at the start of the season.
The Bears brought Shaw back on a one-year, exclusive rights contract this past March.
In 2014, Shaw wound up appearing in one game and completing 14 of 28 attempts for 177 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.