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Mark Sanchez hurts knee, Bears hold onto Connor Shaw

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Tuesday began with the Bears announcing that quarterback Connor Shaw was being waived to make room on the roster for wide receiver Victor Cruz.

It will end with Shaw still on the team’s roster. The Bears announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have rescinded their earlier move involving the quarterback and waived wide receiver Jhajuan Seales.

The reason for the shift was a need for a healthy quarterback for the rest of the offseason program. Mark Sanchez injured his knee during the team’s OTA practice on Tuesday and, per multiple reports, will be out for the rest of OTAs and June’s mandatory minicamp.

The Bears have Mike Glennon and first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky on hand, but obviously felt they’d rather have a third arm to work with during the rest of their offseason practices. Sanchez is expected back for training camp, which may make this a temporary stay of execution for Shaw but Tuesday’s events are a reminder that little is set in stone.

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19 Responses to “Mark Sanchez hurts knee, Bears hold onto Connor Shaw”
  1. karmathaitch says: May 30, 2017 6:17 PM

    Conner Shaw is better than captain buttfumble

  2. crik911 says: May 30, 2017 6:22 PM

    For the love of god, Please release the Sanchize. I can’t take any more πŸ™‚

  3. mindelm42 says: May 30, 2017 6:29 PM

    Maybe that’s why OBJ skips practice…doesn’t want to get hurt in meaningless situation

  4. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 6:40 PM

    just a perrenial loser
    how did this kid ever get drafted?

  5. filmex2000 says: May 30, 2017 6:42 PM

    As long as he didn’t hurt his butt, he should be okay.

  6. mcdeez22 says: May 30, 2017 6:45 PM

    Is there even a 0.000001% chance Mark Sanchez could lead this Bears team to a Super Bowl? If not, what’s the point? Cut him and keep Shaw. At least the kid has upside. The worst case scenario is that he has to play, he stinks, and the Bears win three games instead of five and get a better draft pick next year. Take the chance.

  7. abninf says: May 30, 2017 6:47 PM

    Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend wants an explanation.

  8. happy1114 says: May 30, 2017 6:59 PM

    Conner Shaw is better anyway and a great teammate. He would have been the starter in Chicago last year at some point if he hadn’t been hurt.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: May 30, 2017 7:09 PM

    Save a little money and try to get by on one of those cheap knees made in Mexico. Sure…

  10. thegreatgabbert says: May 30, 2017 7:11 PM

    I bet that knee was made in Mexico.

  11. burtmustin says: May 30, 2017 7:40 PM

    In that Thanksgiving game against the Patriots, he Injured his ‘cheek’ bone.

  12. Kelly's Chronicles says: May 30, 2017 8:15 PM

    Sanchez has been cursed to play for bad coaches and lack of talent around him his whole career. It would be interesting if he got a real chance. Remember testaverde never had success till he got that chance late in his career either

  13. silentbenstrikesback says: May 30, 2017 8:23 PM

    Mark Sanchez either has the single most talented agent in professional sports, or he is the undisputed champion of the job interview.

    Heart and talent are both important, Sanchez has 200% heart and .004% talent. He needs a sales job, because he’s good at selling himself high. Delivering, not so much

  14. lukedunphysscienceproject says: May 30, 2017 8:33 PM

    crik911 says:
    May 30, 2017 6:22 PM
    For the love of god, Please release the Sanchize. I can’t take any more πŸ™‚
    =====

    LOL- Can’t release him now, unless you don’t mind paying him $2 million to leave. His contact is guaranteed now that he’s hurt.

    The Bears just can’t get out of their own way. Sad #failingbears

  15. elyasm says: May 30, 2017 10:03 PM

    Aww shucks, I bet the farm on the Bears making it to the Super Bowl this year but now with Mark Sanchez hurt I’m starting to get some doubts…

  16. corkspop says: May 30, 2017 10:28 PM

    Conner Shaw deserves a chance in the NFL. Maybe this is it.

  17. gbatap says: May 30, 2017 11:01 PM

    Shaw keeps getting under valued. If someone would stick with him(and not force him to learn a new offense every year) you would end up with one of the best backup QBs in the league.

  18. nobamano says: May 31, 2017 7:52 AM

    One of the Tackles probably fell on him. With Leno/Massie still at Tackle, the Bear’s will need about 20 QBs to get through the season.

  19. kevinokev says: May 31, 2017 11:37 AM

    Obviously Shaw has more upside than Sanchez from a playing perspective. Unfortunately, the Bears brass are looking to Sanchez in the QB room to help with Trubisky’s upringing.

    Sad that for Shaw, his delayed departure from the Bears will only hinder his chances of being picked up elsewhere. He has raw talent, but will still need time to learn whichever team’s system he falls under once cut.

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