4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 5

The Commanders got back down to business with a close training camp practice on Monday.

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Commanders seeing more from Byron Pringle

The Washington Commanders have an abundance of talent at the wide receiver position heading into the 2023 campaign. Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson are cemented as the primary trio, with hopes also high surrounding a potential breakout campaign from Dyami Brown after a sensational preparation period so far.

That makes it difficult for anyone else to step up and make an impression. But after a bedding-in period over the first few practices, Byron Pringle looked a lot more comfortable on Monday and caught the eye according to those in attendance.

Pringle was a late arrival to the Commanders this offseason, but the transition won't be as steep considering he's got a previous working relationship with Eric Bieniemy from their time together on the Kansas City Chiefs. Something that the play-caller trusts and could be the key to securing a place on the 53-man roster in 2023.

The former Kansas State star is a dependable pass-catcher with 70.6 percent of his targets becoming completions. Pringle has the speed to take the top off any defense and also boasts the shrewd route-running to get out of his cuts with explosiveness to create separation.

Monday's session signified Pringle's intent. There is a lot of hard work ahead, but his presence should put those lower down the pecking order looking for work firmly on notice.