Chase Claypool is now in Chicago after the Bears acquired him from the Steelers for a second-round pick.
Claypool met with the media on Wednesday and said he doesn’t have any “bad blood” for anyone in Pittsburgh after the deal.
“It was hard to take offense to it because I know it’s just the nature of the business,” Claypool said in his press conference. “It’s not like I was like, ‘Oh, I want to get out, I want to get out,’ or, ‘I hope I do.’ I was just letting the cards play how they were played.”
A second-round pick in the 2020 draft, Claypool had a strong rookie season, catching 62 passes for 873 yards with nine touchdowns. He rushed for a pair of touchdowns as a rookie, too.