Connor Shaw did not make the cut for the Brown’s 53 man roster Saturday. The news was first reported by NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. The team cut Shaw, who was battling veteran Rex Grossman for the third quarterback role. Johnny Manziel is the backup behind starter Brian Hoyer.
Shaw played in two of the Brown’s four preseason games. In his first action he completed 8-9 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. In Thursday’s game against the Bears Shaw didn’t attempt a pass, but he ran the ball six times for 20 yards. He didn’t get into the game until the fourth quarter in both of his preseason appearances.
Shaw, USC all-time winningest quarterback could still earn a spot on the Browns practice squad if he clears waivers.