Bills sign wide receiver Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool (Erik Drost, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN on Monday, the Buffalo Bills have signed wide receiver Chase Claypool of Abbotsford, British Columbia to a one-year contract. The financial terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed. Claypool is joining his fourth National Football League franchise. He previously played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2020 to 2022, the Chicago Bears in 2022 and 2023, and the Miami Dolphins in 2023. The Bills signing of Claypool came the same day that the Miami Dolphins signed three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, former Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year winner, and Super Bowl champion Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year contract worth $8.25 million.

Last season with the Bears and Dolphins, Claypool only had eight catches for 77 receiving yards and one touchdown. Claypool’s lone touchdown was for 20 yards from quarterback Justin Fields, and came in a 27-17 Bears loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 17.

Claypool had two great seasons to begin his NFL career. He had 62 catches for 873 receiving yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie in 2020. Claypool then had 59 catches for 860 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2021.

The Bills won the AFC East Division title in 2023. They had a record of 11 wins and six losses, and reached the AFC Divisional Playoff before losing 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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