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Bears' DC opens up on CB Kyler Gordon potential role on the defense


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Vince Carbonneau
July 30, 2022  (8:54 PM)
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Bears senior writer Larry Mayer reported a few very interesting things about CB Kyler Gordon. He has shown the ability to play both outsides at cornerback and inside at nickel back.

"[He's] twitchy, he can change directions and he has some size to him, and he's a ball magnet," Williams said. "For some reason, he's always around the football. He's around the football, and when he is, he turns it over."

In Gordon's first full season as a starter last year at Washington, he was named first-team All-Pac 12 after establishing career highs with 46 tackles and nine pass breakups while recording his first two interceptions.

Gordon showed his ball-hawking skills on the first snap of team drills Friday, intercepting a pass that deflected off a receiver.

"Tipped ball and he catches it, takes it up the sideline," Williams said. "And he's smart. He gobbles up information. He's one of the ones that you like; has good athleticism but also has the will and the drive to be a good player."

Williams noted that Gordon is embracing the opportunity to line up at both cornerback and nickel back.

"That's a big deal when players want to do what you ask them to do," Williams said. "Some guys are just compliant. They go, 'Hey, coach, I'll do anything you ask me to do.' But when you have a guy that wants to do what you're asking him to do, you're getting a little extra edge in terms of how that guy performs."

Check out a few of his best plays from camp so far.
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