Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool said this week that he didn’t feel like the team had stepped up him into position He wants to do his best and will reportedly refrain from putting him in any position for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Claypool will be inactive for the matchup of the 0-3 teams. Equanimeous St. Brown is expected to play for the first time this season.
Claypool has four catches for 51 yards this season. He had 14 catches for 140 yards in seven games last season and the overall performance is well below the Bears’ expectations after they sent a second-round pick to the Steelers for Claypool last season.
Rapoport also reports that rookie Tyson Bagent will be the No. 2 quarterback this week. Nathan Peterman has been the primary replacement for Justin Fields so far this season.