The Chicago Bears (3-5) part ways with a 2023 second-round draft pick in exchange for wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6); Claypool, taken with the 49th overall pick in 2020, had 10 touchdowns as a rookie
Last update: 11/01/22 6:03 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are trading star receiver Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2023 second-round pick, sources say.
Claypool, himself a Steelers second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has had 32 receptions for 311 yards and a touchdown so far this season.
He topped 850 receiving yards in each of his first two NFL seasons, while his rookie year in 2020 also saw him tally 10 receiving touchdowns.
The news was reported on Tuesday ahead of the NFL’s 8pm (UK time) trade deadline.
Chicago had traded defensive stars Robert Quinn (to the Philadelphia Eagles) and Roquan Smith (to the Baltimore Ravens) before Tuesday’s deadline, but the addition of Claypool provides their second-year quarterback Justin Fields with a much-needed weapon in attack.
The Bears are 3-5 in the first eight games of the 2022 season, while the Steelers are 2-6.
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