Chicago Bears trade disgruntled wide receiver Chase Claypool to Miami Dolphins

The Chicago Bears are trading disgruntled wide receiver Chase Claypool to the Miami Dolphins, the Bears announced Friday morning.

The Dolphins will receive a 2025 sixth-round pick from the Bears, and Chicago is getting a 2025 seventh-round pick from Miami.

The deal is dependent on Claypool passing a physical.

The 25-year-old will be playing for his third team in less than a year. The former second-round pick was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2020 draft and appeared in 39 games for the franchise.

Claypool was then traded to the Bears on November 1, and the Steelers got back the 32nd overall pick in the 2023 draft, which they used to pick Penn State cornerback Joey Porter, Jr.

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The Bears sent Claypool home this week after he was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Claypool also did not play in Thursday’s 40-20 victory over the Washington Commanders.

Before Thursday’s game, Bears general manager Ryan Poles indicated the writing was on the wall as far as Claypool’s time with the Bears coming to an end, saying “I think Chase is going to learn from this situation, we all will, and I wish him luck moving forward throughout his career.”

For his career, Claypool has 171 catches for 2,235 yards and 13 touchdowns.


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