Byron Pringle

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #9
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #9

Byron Pringle News

Could miss time due to quad injury

Pringle is dealing with a quadriceps injury that could keep him out for awhile, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Head coach Matt Eberflus is "hopeful" the former Chiefs wideout will play at some point this preseason which should indicate the severity of the injury. The Bears also lost N'Keal Harry to a possibly serious leg injury in Saturday's practice while 2022 third-round pick Velus Jones sat out with an undisclosed injury. The dizzying number of injuries to Bears pass catchers leaves just Darnell Mooney and Equanimeous St. Brown as the only two healthy bodies among the projected top five wideouts.

Aug 6, 2022 10:50 AM EST

Arrested in traffic incident

Pringle was arrested in Florida on Saturday and charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Analysis: Pringle, who joined the Bears on a one-year, $4.125 million deal earlier this offseason, was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol after he was allegedly doing donuts with his vehicle on a public road, according to the police report. It's unclear if Pringle will face any discipline from the league as a result of the incident, but any decision on that front likely wouldn't be made until the legal process concludes. With the Bears losing Allen Robinson in free agency, Pringle is projected to slot in as a starting receiver for Chicago after setting career-high marks across the board in 2021 with 42 receptions, 568 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

Apr 25, 2022 7:31 AM EST

New home in Chicago

The Bears and Pringle agreed to a contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: As often happens following coach or general manager hirings, new GM Ryan Poles is bringing a player from his previous team to his new one. Pringle is on the heels of his best campaign by a long shot, as he reeled in 42 of 60 passes for 568 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games with the Chiefs last season. He'll slot in as the No. 2 wide receiver behind Darnell Mooney for the time being in Chicago.

Mar 17, 2022 5:19 PM EST

Targeted seven times in win

Pringle reeled in five of his seven targets for 29 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Chiefs' 42-36 overtime win over the Bills in the divisional round.

Analysis: Though Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce remain the clear Nos. 1 and 2 options in the passing game in some order, Pringle has seemingly inched ahead of fellow wideouts Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson and any of the Kansas City running backs as the preferred No. 3 target. Dating back to Week 18, Pringle has drawn no fewer than seven targets in any of the Chiefs' last three contests, cobbling together a 15-122-3 receiving line during that stretch.

Jan 25, 2022 12:37 PM EST

Emerges as receiving threat in 2021

Pringle compiled five catches for 56 yards on eight targets Sunday against the Broncos to give him 42 grabs for 568 yards and five scores during the 2021 regular season.

Analysis: Pringle's preseason performance seemed to position him for an impactful role in 2021, but that didn't materialize until the second half of the season. Pringle really saw his involvement expand down the stretch, racking up 17 catches over the last four games after averaging just 1.9 per contest over the first 13 games. A strong showing in the playoffs could net him a hefty pay raise this offseason as an impending unrestricted free agent.

Jan 11, 2022 12:17 PM EST

Snares three passes

Pringle recorded three receptions for 35 yards on four targets during Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Pringle did see a slight dip in his playing time in this contest, login just 50 percent of the offensive snaps compared to 60-plus percent in three of the last four games. He was unable to follow up his breakout effort against the Steelers with a similar showing Sunday and shouldn't be counted on to consistently do so.

Jan 4, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Leads team in receiving production

Pringle caught six passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Analysis: Pringle stepped up on a day where the Chiefs were without Travis Kelce (illness) and lead receiver Tyreek Hill played with no practice, helping anchor a strong game for Patrick Mahomes (23 of 30 for 258 yards and three touchdowns) as the Chiefs easily put away the Steelers. Kelce should be back for Week 17's game against the Bengals and Hill will almost certainly get more practice time to prepare, but Pringle might have established himself as the Chiefs' third-leading pass catcher going forward.

Dec 26, 2021 4:35 PM EST

More involved versus Chargers

Pringle reeled in three of his four targets for 22 yards during Thursday's game versus the Steelers.

Analysis: Pringle finished with just one catch in each of the previous three games so his added involvement on offense Thursday is a good sign as the regular season begins to wind down. That being said, he turned those three grabs into just 22 yards and there isn't enough consistent volume to make him a viable asset in most fantasy leagues at this point.

Dec 21, 2021 10:44 AM EST

Tallies one catch versus Raiders

Pringle reeled in just one pass for 28 yards on his lone target Sunday versus the Raiders.

Analysis: Pringle has just one grab in each of the team's last three games despite seeing a recent uptick in offensive snaps. Even if his trend of playing time continues, Pringle doesn't seem to garner enough looks in the passing attack to warrant a roster spot in most fantasy leagues at this point.

Dec 14, 2021 1:18 PM EST

Draws four targets in win

Pringle recorded one reception for 14 yards on four targets Sunday in the Chiefs' 22-9 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Pringle played 70 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps in the contest, good for his largest share of the season. The uptick in reps didn't translate into much meaningful production, however, as the Kansas City aerial attack continues to prioritize Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill above all else. The likes of Pringle, Mecole Hardman, Josh Gordon and Demarcus Robinson can't be counted on to deliver fantasy-friendly performances on a weekly basis.

Dec 6, 2021 10:56 AM EST

Catches one pass

Pringle secured one of two targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Pringle played on 59 percent of the team's offensive snaps, second to only Tyreek Hill. The Kansas City offense did not get much going through the air Sunday, and Pringle's 37-yard grab was the Chiefs' longest play of the day. The veteran wideout enters the team's Week 12 bye with a total of 23 catches, 338 yards and three touchdowns. Pringle will be hard to trust for fantasy purposes when the Chiefs host the Broncos in Week 13.

Nov 24, 2021 7:08 AM EST

Plays season-high snap count

Pringle reeled in four of his five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Raiders.

Analysis: What's more encouraging yet for Pringle is that he saw a season-high 45 snaps (60 percent) in the contest, playing more than Mecole Hardman on the night. If this is a sign of things to come, Pringle could be in line for additional looks in the passing game moving forward. It's also possible Hardman just fell into the doghouse after another drop, but Pringle performed reasonably well in his expanded role, so he could have a chance at more reps in future weeks.

Nov 16, 2021 10:17 AM EST

Held without target

Pringle was not targeted in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Pringle saw a slight dip from 53 to 44 percent in offensive snap share, sitting in the same range as it has been for the last four games. Pringle has a pair of touchdowns on the season but has logged two or fewer catches in all but a pair of games thus far. He's still unreliable as a fantasy option, but he could sneak his way into the conversation on occasion.

Nov 9, 2021 8:51 AM EST

Second in snap count at WR Monday

Pringle finished with just one catch for 12 yards on two targets Monday versus the Giants.

Analysis: Pringle finished the game without multiple catches for the first time since Week 1, which is odd considering he saw a season-high 53 percent snap share in the contest. If that trend continues in future weeks, there is a chance we see a spike in Pringle's production.

Nov 2, 2021 1:21 PM EST

Leads way in receiving yards

Pringle recorded five receptions on six targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Pringle saw only six targets compared to 12 for Travis Kelce and nine for Tyreek Hill. Even so, he led the team in receiving yards, which was also a new season high. Pringle chipped in a number of explosive plays, including receptions of 25, 23 and 12 yards. Despite the strong performance, Pringle has managed three or fewer targets in six of seven games this season, so his production moving forward is likely to be inconsistent at best.

Oct 24, 2021 8:22 PM EST

Tallies season-high three grabs

Pringle reeled in all three of his targets for 55 yards during Sunday's game versus Washington.

Analysis: Pringle has drawn three or more targets just one other time this season and has finished with more than 25 receiving yards just twice all season. He did see a season-high 40 percent of the offensive snaps this week but can't be counted on to put up consistent numbers going forward.

Oct 19, 2021 11:11 AM EST

Notches second score of season

Pringle hauled in both of his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.

Analysis: Pringle made the most of his 25 snaps in the contest, playing a higher snap percentage than usual, likely due to the Chiefs trailing for much of the game. His opportunities may continue to wane as Josh Gordon become more familiar with the Kansas City playbook.

Oct 12, 2021 11:08 AM EST

Nabs pair of passes

Pringle reeled in both of his targets for 23 yards Sunday against the Bills.

Analysis: Pringle still played just 25 percent of the snaps on offense in Week 4 and figures to see his count continue to fall with the news that Josh Gordon has been promoted to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills. Pringle is still a contributor on special teams as a kick returner but seems to be creeping further away from the fantasy radar.

Oct 5, 2021 1:18 PM EST

Garners season-high six targets

Pringle reeled in two of his season-high six targets for 12 yards Sunday against the Chargers.

Analysis: While the bad news was that Pringle couldn't turn his six targets into any real production, the good news is that he finished with a season-high mark in targets and offensive snap share (38 percent). However, that was likely due, in part, to the Chiefs trailing entering the second half and turning a bit more pass-heavy with the offensive approach, affording more opportunities to wideouts overall. Pringle still ranked fourth in snap share among wideouts Sunday and it's unlikely that will change as long as the other three -- Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson -- remain healthy and available.

Sep 28, 2021 10:59 AM EST

Scores first TD of season

Pringle notched a pair of catches for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens.

Analysis: Pringle made the most of his 11 offensive snaps Sunday, drawing two targets on the day and turning them into a productive showing overall. However, his 22 percent snap share indicates his position on the depth chart hasn't changed, so it's unlikely he will see this sort of output on a weekly basis barring an upswing in playing time.

Sep 21, 2021 4:06 PM EST

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