April 23, 2024 2:46 pm
Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL secure exclusive rights to negotiate with Chase Claypool

In recent times, the Canadian Football League (CFL) has been keeping a close eye on the progress of former Steelers receiver Chase Claypool. Despite being a second-round draft pick in 2020, Claypool is currently a free agent and has not yet signed with any team during the current signing period.

As a result, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have taken action by adding Claypool to their exclusive negotiating list. While it is not yet certain if Claypool will join the Roughriders, the team will have first dibs on signing him if he decides to play in Canada.

In his rookie season with the Steelers, Claypool scored 11 touchdowns and gained 873 receiving yards. He followed this up with another impressive season, where he racked up an additional 860 yards with the Steelers. However, things took a turn for the worse in his third season when he was traded to the Bears in exchange for a second-round pick. Unfortunately, due to tampering by Miami, this pick was ultimately the 32nd overall selection in the draft. The Bears later traded Claypool during the 2023 season for a swap of sixth- and seventh-round picks in 2025. Despite playing nine regular-season games with the Dolphins, his performance was limited to just four catches for 26 yards.

Claypool’s once promising football career has taken a negative turn in recent years. It remains uncertain whether he will find a new team after the draft or if he will have to wait for injuries to create an opportunity. Regardless of what happens next, it is clear that Claypool could be a potential destination for those looking for talent and depth at wide receiver position.

Overall, while there are still many uncertainties surrounding Claypool’s future in professional football, one thing is clear: The CFL could be an attractive option for him as he navigates through these challenges and tries to rebuild his career.

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