Connor Shaw’s time in Chicago is not done yet.
The Bears on Tuesday announced they had waived the former South Carolina quarterback. By Tuesday evening, that decision had been rescinded, according to reports, after quarterback Mark Sanchez was injured.
Shaw suffered a broken leg in an August preseason game and did not play in 2016. He had signed a new deal in Chicago in March.
He had acknowledged the planned departure via Twitter earlier Tuesday.
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“I'm grateful for my time as a Bear,” Shaw tweeted on Tuesday. “Lot of good men in the locker room & organization that I enjoyed working w/. Excited for new beginnings!”
Prior to missing the 2016 season, Shaw sat out all of 2015 as a member of the Cleveland Browns after suffering a thumb injury in a preseason game. He was released by Cleveland last summer before signing with the Bears.
Shaw is South Carolina’s all-time winningest quarterback.