CHICAGO – According to a source, the Chicago Bears acquired Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade before the deadline, giving their ailing receiving group more depth.
In exchange for the 24-year-old wide receiver who has caught 12 touchdown passes just 40 games into his career, the Bears traded the Steelers a second-round pick in 2023, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
With a huge 6-foot-4 physique and an otherwise average position group, the former Notre Dame standout could quickly become quarterback Justin Fields’ go-to target.
The Bears have the poorest passing offense in the league through eight games, averaging just 126 yards per game. This season, Claypool has racked up 32 receptions for 311 yards and one touchdown.
Star linebacker Roquan Smith was dealt by the Bears to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday.
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