Cleveland Browns name rookie Connor Shaw starting quarterback

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BEREA, Ohio— Browns rookie quarterback Connor Shaw is preparing to start the season finale on Sunday against Baltimore.

With Brian Hoyer still slowed by a sore right throwing shoulder, Shaw will be behind center when the Browns (7-8) conclude another disappointing season. Coach Mike Pettine made the announcement at practice on Friday.

Hoyer was on a stationary bike during the portion of practice open to media. Shaw and recently signed backup Tyler Thigpen were the only QBs on the field.

Rookie Johnny Manziel was placed on injured reserve this week after injuring his hamstring last week at Carolina in his second start.

Shaw, an undrafted free agent from South Carolina, will be the 22nd quarterback to start a game for the Browns since 1999.