Former Gamecock Damiere Byrd signs with Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. — One former Gamecock is heading to the Windy City after a career year in the NFL.

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears for the 2021 season. In 2020, he played in a career-high 16 games for the New England Patriots and set career records in catches (47) and yards (604).

Byrd is entering his sixth year in the league. He spent 2016-18 with the Carolina Panthers, then played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 before joining the Patriots last season.

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