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Mon, 04 May 2015 14:42:10 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine doesn't seem overly concerned with the Browns' current state at quarterback. Pettine said the quarterback position isn't the only position that wins football games. QBs Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, Thaddeus Lewis and Connor Shaw are currently on Cleveland's roster.
Fantasy Tip: Pettine could very well start McCown or one of the other current quarterbacks for Week 1. The Browns seem to catching some flak for not drafting a quarterback, but Pettine doesn't seem phased by it. Whoever starts will be a fantasy backup.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is expecting to start after signing a three-year, $14 million deal last week that includes $6.25 million in guarantees and $6 million in incentives. McCown went just 1-10 as the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. McCown will compete with QBs Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw this summer.
Fantasy Tip: As of right now, McCown looks like the most likely candidate to start for the Browns, with Manziel in a treatment facility for personal issues. If McCown wins the job in training camp, though he shouldn't be considered anything more than a weak QB2 for fantasy owners.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:09:37 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel had a big proponent last year in owner Jimmy Haslam, but Haslam now thinks the team needs a quarterback in order to get their team turned in the right direction. "We've got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed," Haslam said. "What I would say to our fans is, we're going to continue to work really hard to find that quarterback who can make us a championship team." Haslam isn't ruling out Manziel being the starting quarterback in 2015, but he's leaving it open for other options, including QBs Brian Hoyer or Connor Shaw.
Fantasy Tip: Even though Manziel didn't have much time to prove himself at the tail end of last season, it apparently was enough to convince the team that they'll have an open competition at the position in training camp this year. Manziel will likely head into fantasy football draft season as a giant risk as a backup QB.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:31:15 -0800
The Cleveland Browns signed practice squad QB Connor Shaw to their active roster Saturday, Dec. 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Shaw will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 17 but should not be an option for owners on FantasyScore.
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:27:35 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw agreed to an undisclosed multi-year deal Friday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Shaw will start against the Baltimore Ravens in the season finale. Although the Ravens have been easily beaten through the air this year, you shouldn't want Shaw on your FantasyScore team because of his lack of experience.
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:11:44 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw will officially start the season finale versus the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Dec. 28. QBs Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and Johnny Manziel (hamstring) were both injured last week and are not expected to play.
Fantasy Tip: While Shaw normally might be considered a value play, he's not this week with all prices being equal on FantasyScore. Stay away from the greenhorn for fantasy football's final week.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:41:30 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw will get first-team reps in practice this week, and he is in line to start the Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Tip: Johnny Manziel left the Week 16 game with a hamstring injury, and he has been ruled out. Brian Hoyer suffered a shoulder injury, and he is also questionable at best. The team even reached out to Rex Grossman to see if he would be interested in joining the team for one week.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:33:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Dec. 22. He will take first-team repetitions this week, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Fantasy Tip: With Johnny Manziel out and Brian Hoyer feeling sore with a right shoulder injury, Shaw could very well start this week, but is still not worth starting on any fantasy squads with fantasy championships potentially at stake.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:00 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw could start the final week of the season with QBs Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and Johnny Manziel (hamstring) nursing their respective injuries. The first step would be for the team to activate Shaw from their practice squad.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Shaw starts, there's no way he should be started on FantasyScore or in seasonal leagues, especially since all players are $5,555 on FantasyScore for the final week of the season.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:46:13 -0700
The Cleveland Browns re-signed free-agent QB Connor Shaw (Browns) to the practice squad Monday, Sept. 1.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:30:43 -0700
The Cleveland Browns released LB Zac Diles, LB Jamaal Westerman, FS Josh Aubrey, DL Calvin Barnett, DT Jacobbi McDaniel, OT Reid Fragel, OG Donald Hawkins, OG Alex Parsons, OT Abasi Salimu, QB Connor Shaw, TE/FB MarQueis Gray, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi and WR Willie Snead.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:30:02 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw could have a chance to make the final roster if he performs well during training camp.
Sat, 10 May 2014 22:49:03 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with undrafted rookie free-agent QB Connor Shaw (South Carolina) Saturday, May 10.
Fri, 02 May 2014 16:39:21 -0700
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw said he plans to run less once he gets into the NFL, because he wants to avoid big hits that could injure him.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, South Carolina QB Connor Shaw will visit the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 25, and the Browns will work out Shaw privately Saturday, April 26 on the South Carolina campus, according to a league source.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:10:21 -0700
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw has worked out for the New England Patriots twice, including for their quarterbacks coach.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:27:46 -0700
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw has interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:25:58 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have displayed a lot of interest in South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:40:40 -0700
The Cleveland Browns met with South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:39:56 -0700
The Tennessee Titans met with South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:39:17 -0700
The New England Patriots met with South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:37:48 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons met with South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:29:25 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have spent a lot of time with South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:12:10 -0800
The success of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has the Minnesota Vikings thinking a shorter quarterback may be an option for them. The Vikings have talked to Johnny Manziel, who is 5-foot-11, but other short options are out there like 6-foot QB Connor Shaw and 6-1 QB David Fales.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:27:08 -0800
Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas officially ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the fastest among the quarterback prospects. Miami QB Stephen Morris officially ran in 4.63 seconds, South Carolina QB Connor Shaw ran in 4.66 seconds and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel ran in 4.68 seconds. Central Florida QB Blake Bortles officially ran in 4.93 seconds.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:55:09 -0800
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.55 seconds, which was the fastest unofficial time among the quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:12:01 -0800
UCF QB Blake Bortles, Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State QB Derek Carr, San Jose State QB David Fales, Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, LSU QB Zach Mettenberger, Miami (Fla.) QB Stephen Morris, Georgia QB Aaron Murray, Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage, South Carolina QB Connor Shaw, Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas, Ball State QB Keith Wenning, Cornell QB Jeff Mathews, North Carolina QB Bryn Renner and West Texas A&M QB Dustin Vaughan have been invited to participate at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 22-25.