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Please don’t go: Bears holding onto Connor Shaw after all

Connor Shaw teaches at his football camp at River Bluff

Former USC QB Connor Shaw, now with the Chicago Bears, is back in Columbia on Friday for his camp at River Bluff High School. He taught the campers fundamentals of quarterbacking.
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Former USC QB Connor Shaw, now with the Chicago Bears, is back in Columbia on Friday for his camp at River Bluff High School. He taught the campers fundamentals of quarterbacking.

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 By Tuesday evening, that decision had been rescinded, according to reports, after quarterback Mark Sanchez was injured.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 acknowledged the planned departure via Twitter earlier Tuesday. He followed that up Tuesday evening with a photo of Lee Corso and his catchphrase, “Not So Fast My Friend.”

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.

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