Quarterback Connor Shaw’s trip to the Bears’ 90-man roster at the end of last week had a bit more intrigue than your typical late-June waiver claim.
The Saints moved a little too quickly in sending an email to the entire league announcing that they’d claimed Shaw, who was waived by the Browns, and made a corresponding roster move to make room for the quarterback. The Bears, who were ahead of the Saints in the waiver order, were the actual winners of the waiver process, however.
It appears the Saints weren’t the only other team trying to add Shaw to their roster. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Seahawks also put in a claim for Shaw’s services.
While the Seahawks didn’t get Shaw, their bid for him suggests they’ll be a team to watch when it comes to adding a quarterback in the coming weeks. They currently have the inexperienced Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps behind Russell Wilson and perennial backup option Tarvaris Jackson is likely out of the running for a return to Seattle after being arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his wife.
Boykin’s had some legal troubles of his own and the Seahawks may continue to scour the waiver wire for other options before the 2016 season gets underway.