Connor Shaw won’t make the team. Again.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will cut the quarterback by the the end of tomorrow. All NFL teams must reduce their active roster to 53 men, which means all over the league players are getting ousted.
Shaw, who played most of yesterday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, suffered a hamstring injury late in the 4th quarter.
If the report is correct, this means Mark Sanchez will make the team as the 3rd stringer. Sanchez has seen limited work in the preseason, but his role with the team is more of a player-coach than anyone that will see some real reps. Mitch Trubisky will wait in the wings as the 2nd string QB while Mike Glennon gets the nod as the starter. However, I personally wouldn’t expect Glennon to start more than a handful of games before Trubisky takes over. We’ll just have to wait and see.
For Connor Shaw, he’s had an up-and-down ride since the Bears claimed him off of waivers in July, 2016. Shortly after he was claimed, Shaw was put on IR for a broken leg.
In March of this year, he signed a 1-year extension with the Bears, got waived 2 months later only to get resigned a day later after Mark Sanchez sustained an injury. In his last appearance, Shaw completed 11 passes out of 18 for 110 yards with a 61.1 completion percentage.
We’ll keep you updated with other roster moves as they come fast and furiously by tomorrow’s deadline.