LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) — The Bears have placed nickel cornerback Kyler Gordon on injured reserve with a hand injury, the team announced Thursday.
Gordon is required to miss a minimum of four games while he's on injured reserve. In corresponding moves Thursday, the Bears elevated cornerback Greg Stroman Jr. from the practice squad to the active roster while cornerback Macon Clark was signed to the practice squad. Josh Blackwell could replace Gordon in the nickel position.
Gordon suffered his hand injury in the second half of the Bears' 38-20 loss to the Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field. In the ensuing days, the team worked to determine the extent of his injury.
Coach Matt Eberflus declined to share details of Gordon's status when addressing reporters Wednesday. Eberflus wasn't made available to the media Thursday.
A second-round pick of the Bears in the 2022 NFL Draft, Gordon had three interceptions over 14 games as a rookie last season.
The Bears (0-1) visit the Buccaneers (1-0) on Sunday, with kickoff set for noon CT from Raymond James Stadium.
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