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Pittsburgh Steelers trade receiver Chase Claypool to Bears

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Oct 23, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs with the football during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears acquired third-year wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday for a second-round draft pick in 2023, multiple outlets reported.

The move comes in the aftermath of the Bears trading away linebacker Roquan Smith on Monday and defensive end Robert Quinn last week.

The 6-foot-4 Claypool has 32 catches for 311 yards and a touchdown in eight starts this season. His catches would lead the Bears and his yards would be second only to Darnell Mooney’s 364. Equanimeous St. Brown is next among Bears wideouts with 11 catches.

Claypool, 24, has 153 career catches for 2,044 yards and 12 TDs in 39 games (27 starts) for the Steelers, who selected him in the second round of the 2020 draft.

The Steelers acquired the Bears’ second-round pick, not the one Chicago received from the Ravens in the Smith trade. The Bears’ selection likely will fall earlier in the second round than Baltimore’s traded pick.

–Field Level Media