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CFL’s Roughriders Pursue Former Steelers Receiver Claypool: Is He Ready for a New Start in Canada?

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL secure exclusive rights to negotiate with Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool, a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2020, is currently a free agent and his name has not surfaced in the current signing period. Despite this, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL are taking action by adding Claypool to their exclusive negotiating list. Although his future in professional football remains uncertain, the team will have the first opportunity to sign him if he decides to play in Canada.

In his rookie season, Claypool scored a total of 11 touchdowns and gained 873 receiving yards. He followed this up with an additional 860 yards in his second season with the Steelers. However, during his third season, Claypool was traded to the Bears by the Steelers in exchange for a second-round pick. 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. However, his performance with the Dolphins was limited to just four catches for 26 yards in nine regular-season games.

Claypool’s once promising football career has taken a negative turn in the last two seasons. It remains to be seen if he will find a new team after the draft or if he will have to wait for injuries to create an opportunity. Regardless, as he navigates his future in professional football, the CFL could be a potential destination for Claypool as he seeks new opportunities and challenges on and off the field.

By Samantha Jones

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