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Roughriders Eye Saskatchewan Native and Former Steelers WR for Future Signing

BySamantha Jones

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL are taking action to add Chase Claypool to their exclusive negotiating list, despite the fact that he is currently a free agent. Claypool, a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2020, has not surfaced in the current signing period. However, his name has been mentioned as a potential target for the CFL.

In his rookie season with the Steelers, 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. Despite this promising start, Claypool’s third season took a negative turn when he 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, and 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, if Claypool decides to play in Canada, then he will have first dibs on signing with any team in the CFL as they will have exclusive rights over him during this period.

It is worth noting that while there is interest from various teams around North America regarding Claypool’s availability, it is not clear yet whether or not he will sign with one of them or decide to retire from professional football altogether.

Overall, it seems that Claypool’s future may lie outside of North America as his once promising career has taken an unexpected turn over these past two seasons.

By Samantha Jones

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