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Chase Claypool added to exclusive negotiation list by CFL’s Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League placed former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool on their exclusive negotiations list, according to 3DownNation.

The CFL allows each of its teams to keep 45 players on an exclusive negotiations list that gives that team rights to a player who intends to join the league. While the Roughriders are preparing for the possibility that Claypool is heading north, that isn’t necessarily going to happen nor has there been much indication that it will.

According to Farhan Lalji of TSN, the Roughriders “have made no contact with [Claypool] or his agent” and the receiver still has interest from NFL teams.

Other former NFL players who have found themselves on CFL’s exclusive negotiations list include Colin Kaepernick, Josh Gordon, and Baker Mayfield.

Claypool, who was born and raised just outside of Vancouver, began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a second-round pick in 2020. As a rookie, he scored 10 touchdowns in his first 10 games, before his production tailed off late in the year.

In 2022, the Chicago Bears acquired Claypool for a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft, but he caught only 18 passes in 10 games with the team before he was traded to the Dolphins in October 2023 for a swap of late-round picks. In nine games in Miami, he caught four passes for 26 yards.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire