Bears Claim QB Connor Shaw, Saints & Seahawks Also Placed Claims


Peter Schrager reports that while the Saints did  place a waiver claim for QB Connor Shaw, the Bears actually claimed him off of waivers, due to a higher priority.

  • According to Schrager, the Bears jumped in and claimed Shaw, despite news being leaked to the media Shaw was being claimed off of waiver by the Saints.
  • The Bears are actually one spot higher in the waiver priority than the Saints, which explains why he was claimed by the Bears.
  • Reports have said that the Saints actually sent an email to the entire NFL about their waiver claim for Shaw, and then the Bears stepped in.
  • Nick Underhill reports that the Seahawks also placed a claim on Shaw.


Pro Football Talk reports that the Saints have placed a waiver claim for QB Connor Shaw, who was cut by the Browns on Thursday.

Field Yates confirms that the Saints have in fact claimed Shaw and waived TE Jack Tabb to make room for Shaw.

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.

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

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