Chase Claypool Not with Chicago Bears Ahead of Thursday Night Football Matchup
In a surprising turn of events, Chicago Bears receiver Chase Claypool will not be joining his team this week as they prepare for their upcoming “Thursday Night Football” showdown against the Washington Commanders. Head coach Matt Eberflus made the decision to keep Claypool away from the facility, citing what he believes is in the best interest of the team.
This unexpected move follows Claypool being excluded from Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, which ultimately resulted in a loss for the Bears. The decision was communicated to Claypool by Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles on Saturday, leaving his future with the team uncertain.
The wide receiver, who was acquired by the Bears last season, has played in 10 games with the team, accumulating a total of 18 receptions. Claypool’s absence from both practices and the game has raised questions about his commitment to the team and his position as a Bear.
While Claypool has previously expressed his dissatisfaction with his role on the team, Eberflus clarified that his absence is not related to this conflict. It appears that Claypool’s exclusion from the lineup stems from his failure to meet team standards in meetings, walk-throughs, and practices.
This is not the first time Claypool has faced criticism during this season. Earlier in the year, he received backlash for his lack of effort in terms of blocking and running routes during a game against the Green Bay Packers.
With the Bears set to take on the Washington Commanders on Thursday night, they will have to do so without Claypool’s presence on the field. As fans eagerly await further updates, it remains to be seen what lies ahead for Chase Claypool and his future with the Chicago Bears. Stay tuned for more developments on this unfolding story.
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