PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a trade as the deadline approaches, sending wide receiver Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN.
Claypool, the team’s second-round pick in 2019, was rumored to be targeted by a number of teams. In the end, Chicago lands the 6’4 wideout in exchange for 2023 second-round NFL Draft picks.
Comp update: Bears traded a second-round pick for WR Chase Claypool, per source. https://t.co/eH6UEidGh9— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2022
While the Steelers offense continues to struggle, Claypool has found success in recent weeks. The third-year wideout has caught 32 balls for 311 yards and a touchdown this season.
Without Claypool, the Steelers will lean heavily on Diontae Johnson and George Pickens at wide receiver, with Steven Sims likely growing his role moving forward.