Bears reportedly waive QB Shaw to make room for Cruz, rescind waiver

Shaw missed all of the 2016 season with an injury, but he was a big producer in the preseason a year ago.

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Bears reportedly waive QB Shaw to make room for Cruz, rescind waiver


  • The Chicago Bears announced their decision to waive QB Connor Shaw to make room for the signing of WR Victor Cruz. Shaw missed all of 2016 with a broken leg suffered in the preseason. However, after an injury to QB Mark Sanchez during organized team activities, the waiver offer was rescinded by the Bears. Shaw will remain on the 90-man roster.
  • Shaw was impressive last preseason before going down in the Bears’ third game. Through the first four weeks of the preseason, Shaw recorded the fourth-highest QB grade in the league (min. 25 snaps).
  • Shaw ranked second only to Dak Prescott in PFF passer rating (which accounts for dropped passes, throw away, spikes, and yards in the air), with a rating of 119.5. QB Mark Sanchez, who is still on the Bears’ roster, had a rating of 88.3.

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  • J. C.

    That saddens me. From the little we saw of him I thought he was a very good prospect. If he had not broken his leg I think he would have been Cutlers back up.

    • crosseyedlemon

      There’s always a chance he will end up in Frisco with the other QB rejects from the Bears.

      • J. C.

        You refer to him as a reject but his abilities that he has showed be it limited or not suggest otherwise. I think your wrong on this one.