Dolphins trade Chase Claypool, place Terron Armstead on IR


The Miami Dolphins are trading Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool and placing left tackle Terron Armstead on injured reserve.

The Dolphins and Bears announced the deal Friday, saying Miami will provide Chicago a 2025 sixth-round pick in exchange for Claypool and a 2025 seventh-round pick. The deal is awaiting physical delivery.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Friday that Armstead, who injured his knee in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, will be on IR, but the team expects him to return this season.

Claypool was traded after returning healthy for the second time in five days and missing the Bears’ 40-20 win over the Washington Commanders on Thursday. Chicago officials told Claypool on Monday that he would be inactive against Washington and asked him to stay away from the team while the Bears prepare for play-calling.

The wide receiver expressed frustration with how he was used in Chicago’s offense on Friday and was suspended from the Bears’ Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos after being told by the team not to play.

Claypool, 25, spent less than a year with the Bears, who traded their second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 1. Claypool ended up playing 10 games over two seasons for Chicago, totaling 18 catches for 191 yards and one touchdown. By trading Claypool, the Bears are expected to save $2.2 million against the salary cap.

Ahead of Thursday’s game, Bears general manager Ryan Poles expressed frustration with Claypool’s development after making a big push to sign the 2020 second-round receiver to help with the fourth round. The development of shooting guard Justin Fields.

“I think Chase will learn from this situation, we all will, and I wish him the best of luck throughout his career,” Poland said on 1000’s pregame radio show.

Armstead suffered an injury in the second quarter of a 48-20 loss to the Bills in Week 4 and did not return. He has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and will now miss at least Week 8.

‘s Jeremy Fowler and Courtney Cronin contributed to this report.

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