Browns sign former Gamecock great Shaw to practice squad

Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw has been inked to the Cleveland Browns practice squad. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Connor Shaw will remain in the NFL as part of the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

The former South Carolina great, who signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent but was cut from the team's 53-man roster over the weekend, has been inked to the organization's practice squad, according to various media reports. "Thrilled to remain with the Browns and continue to play the game I love," Shaw tweeted Sunday night.

NFL teams can keep as many as 10 players on a practice squad. Players on practice squads practice alongside members of the regular roster during the week, but cannot play in games. They are also free agents who can be signed by other teams at any time.

Shaw ranked among the Gamecocks' greatest quarterbacks after compiling a 27-5 record as a starter that included an unbeaten mark at home. He threw a touchdown pass in the Browns' first exhibition and played in Cleveland's final preseason game, but was the odd man out in a crowded quarterback situation that also included starter Brian Hoyer, high draft pick Johnny Manziel, and recently-acquired veteran Rex Grossman.

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