Chase Claypool Sends Strong Message to Bills After Signing 1-Year Deal

Chase Claypool, a wide receiver who has had ups and downs in his career, is eager to begin his next chapter with the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills announced on May 3 that the former second-round pick, who had a bright start to his career before dealing with injuries and uneven play, had signed a one-year contract with them. Despite the fact that Claypool had only eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown last season, he is viewed as a low-risk acquisition to a Bills squad in need of wide receiver quality.

After his signing was announced on Friday, Claypool took to social media to express his excitement to begin working with the club. “I can’t wait to proudly represent the @buffalobills organization,” Claypool wrote on Instagram. “I’m so excited to be a part of this team and have the opportunity to play in front of the Bills Mafia!” See you shortly. Chase Claypool Looking to Jumpstart a Career
Claypool made an immediate impact after being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Claypool had 121 receptions for 1,733 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first two seasons, but his production dropped off after that. He was traded to the Chicago Bears the following season and finished with 46 receptions for 451 yards and one score.

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Claypool was traded to the Miami Dolphins last season but struggled to make an impact on the field. Though some Bills fans questioned the signing, others saw it as a low-risk potential addition to a receiving corps that lost its top two players with the departures of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.

Mike Catalana, sports director of 13WHAM, wrote that Claypool is not guaranteed to make the final roster at the end of the summer, but has proven his talent in the NFL and could ultimately help the team.

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“Chase Claypool is an example of taking a flier on a guy,” Catalana shared on X. “He’s bounced around for a reason. He has a level of talent, but has not shown it nearly enough on the field. Before we start talking about his role on the team, he’s gotta make the team.”

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The Bills also addressed their receiving corps during the NFL Draft, selecting Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman with their first pick. Curtis Samuel, a quick receiver, and Mack Hollins, a versatile player, joined the squad in free agency.

Despite the additions, Bleacher Report reporter Matt Holder stated that the Bills’ biggest need remains at wide receiver.

“The position group as a whole leaves a lot to be desired, and having a rookie lead the way is a risky proposition.”

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