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Wide receiver Byron Pringle signs RFA tender to stay with Chiefs

The former Kansas State wide receiver will be with Kansas City for another season.

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According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle has signed his restricted free agent tender — and will therefore remain with the Chiefs in 2021.

Back on March 17, Pringle was extended an original-round restricted free agent contract tender. This meant that Pringle was free to seek a position with another team — but the Chiefs would have the right to match any offer to retain him. Under the terms of this one-year RFA deal he’s signed, he will earn $2.1 million this season.

Pringle, 27, joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018. After spending his first season on injured reserve, Pringle has had 25 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns over the past two seasons — but it has been in limited use on a receiver-rich roster. He’s certainly had some bright moments. These included 2019’s Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts — in which he gained 103 receiving yards — and his 102-yard touchdown return against the Denver Broncos last season.

“We’re certainly extremely high on Byron Pringle,” said Chiefs general manager Brett Veach last week. “I think we all believe in him — and the progress and the work that he’s put in. We are certainly hopeful for him.”

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