Who will lose their Chiefs roster spot to Morris Claiborne?
By Scott Loring
Byron Pringle, wide receiver
The fan favorite from Kansas State has already made a mark with a huge reception late in the Week 4 win at Detroit. That said, Pringle is, at best, the sixth option among healthy pass catchers in the Chiefs lineup. That’s not including running backs, who catch a lot of passes in this offense.
Pringle has not excelled in the return game. De’Anthony Thomas and Mecole Hardman are just as capable of returning kickoffs as Pringle. With Tyreek Hill’s imminent return to the lineup, Pringle is going to receive even fewer snaps than he already does, which is practically none. If the Chiefs do indeed keep Pringle as a sixth wide receiver, it is highly likely he will be listed as inactive once Hill suits up.
Pringle does have a higher ceiling than some of the other candidates we’ll discuss, and he may have a path to a higher role in the future, depending on what the Chiefs plan to do with 2020 free agent receiver Demarcus Robinson.