Kyler Gordon’s rookie season will come to a close with the cornerback sitting out of Sunday’s Bears game against the Vikings.
Gordon, the first of two Bears second-round picks in 2022, is sitting this one out after dealing with a groin injury that flared up on Thursday and an illness that came about on Saturday. And with that, his first year in the NFL comes to an end. The University of Washington product started all 14 games he appeared in this year, coming up with three interceptions, two tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Injuries were a time-to-time occurrence for Gordon during his rookie season. There were times during the offseason ramp-up and training camp when Gordon was unavailable due to undisclosed issues. And there was also time missed due to a concussion. The Bears are doing the right thing by sitting Gordon out. Groin issues are problematic. It would’ve made no sense to have Gordon test it during a meaningless end-of-season game. Let this thing heal up during the offseason and let him come back at full strength when the gang gets back together this upcoming spring.
As for the rest of the players who are inactive for today’s game:
We’ll have more for you later in Pre-gamin’.