It was surprising to most that Kansas City was able to keep wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a cheaper (restructured) contract, and also re-sign free agent wideout Demarcus Robinson. Most thought that the Chiefs would lose Robinson and be forced to cut Watkins for cap space purposes.
With both returning, few targets exist for third-year wide receiver Byron Pringle, who was targeted only 16 times in 2019. The Chiefs could deal from their position of depth and use it to acquire a decent veteran cornerback who may otherwise not be an option for the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Kansas City would probably like to keep Pringle, as it is even more likely they lose both Watkins and Robinson next offseason. Having the former Kansas State Wildcat on the roster would be valuable. But they also understand the challenge facing them in attempting to repeat champions, the improved skill positions of their AFC West rivals, and the need to deal with Breeland’s likely absence.
For their part, the Houston Texans need depth at the wide receiver position after dealing their most talented player DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals before the draft. In addition, Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report notes that despite resigning Hargreaves this offseason, he is far from a lock to make the Houston Texans roster.
While the Chiefs would ideally not like to part with Pringle, this year’s top UDFA receiver Kalija Lipscomb could adequately replace, or even exceed, what Pringle brings to the table.