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Bears Reportedly Sign Former Chiefs WR Byron Pringle

The Bears continue to revamp their receiving corps. This time by adding a former Chiefs WR into the mix.

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On Thursday, Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles was busy at work. The Bears are in need of help at the wide receiver position, especially after Allen Robinson found a new home with the Los Angeles Rams. Poles addressed those issues late in the evening. First, he added former Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. Soon after, he continued splurging in NFL free agency by adding former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Byron Pringle.

The addition of Byron Pringle came as no surprise, since Poles had a hand in bringing the speedy receiver into the mix in Kansas City. The Chiefs signed Pringle as an undrafted free agent in 2018. At that time, Poles was the Director of College Scouting for the organization.

During his time with the Chiefs, Byron Pringle hauled in 67 catches on 93 targets. Which resulted in 898 yards and seven touchdowns. In fact, the 28-year-old had a breakout season of sorts in 2021. This included 12 catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 17 targets in two playoff games.

As a result, the Bears are rewarding Pringle with a one-year contract worth $4 million, fully guaranteed. Also, according to Ian Rapoport, the deal includes an additional $2 million in incentives.

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