Contemplate at present a roundup of the NFL earlier than the Pittsburgh Steelers begin on Wednesday once they report back to camp and take to the follow area on Thursday. In semi-related Steelers information, the Chicago Bears positioned former Pittsburgh WR Chase Claypool on the PUP list today.
Claypool’s present harm shouldn’t be recognized, however he was reportedly restricted throughout OTAs with an undisclosed “gentle tissue harm” that saved him out of a lot of the group’s motion. It’s on the Energetic/PUP record and might be activated from there at any time.
Claypool wants a giant yr for his first full season with Chicago. Pittsburgh dealt him earlier than final yr’s deadline, selecting up a second-round decide that was the thirty second decide within the draft. With the choice, the Steelers drafted Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr.
Throughout his half season with the Bears, Claypool struggled. Showing in seven video games, he caught simply 14 passes for 140 yards and no touchdowns. There have been low season rumbles from the group sad with Claypool’s work ethic and accidents, limiting his probabilities of feeling comfy on offense and enjoying a giant function within the 2023 sport plan.
Claypool is a free agent after the season. If he cannot get it again, Chicago’s resolution to commerce for him will appear to be a horrible resolution.
Pittsburgh drafted Claypool within the second spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft, their first choice after utilizing their first-round decide to commerce for FS Minkah Fitzpatrick. After a sizzling rookie season, Claypool rapidly cooled down and was restricted to 32 receptions and fewer than 10 yards per catch earlier than Pittsburgh moved on and traded him.