Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw has found a new NFL home with the Chicago Bears. But the move didn’t happen without some intrigue.

Reports surfaced Friday afternoon that Shaw, released by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, had been claimed by the New Orleans Saints. But apparently those leaks were premature. The Bears jumped ahead of the Saints to claim Shaw, who entered the NFL with Cleveland as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager has the details:

This is a savvy move by the Bears if everything went down as Schrager says. Shaw has thrown just 28 passes in the NFL, all in 2014, but perhaps the move to Chicago will serve him well.

Saints officials have to be shaking their heads, though.