The Bears are getting a second-round pick in return, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Claypool started the season slow, and his name immediately became mentioned as a trade candidate. But over the last four weeks he's posted lines of 5-50-0, 7-96-1, 5-41 and 4-45-0. He should slide right in as the team's WR2 behind Mooney in what is a run-first offense for the Bears. Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, Pickett's value should increase as he and Johnson should see a few more targets. Boykin slides into the WR3 role for the Steelers.
Coach Matt Eberflus was quoted earlier in the week that he was expecting N'Keal Harry back in a month or so. This obviously makes the timeline much longer, stretching now until at least the middle of the season.
The already-thin wide receiver group becomes even thinner, although the team wasn't likely to be relying on a career resurgence into a number one option by Harry this season. The Bears were unable to claim any wide receivers off the wire this week, and were actually forced to put Tajae Sharpe on IR to clear room for the six players they did claim.
An uninspiring group, to say the least. Pringle may technically be operating as the WR2, but all signs point to TE Cole Kmet benefitting from being the second option in the passing game. Pringle does make for an interesting late-round addition in best ball formats.