Kyler Gordon is healthy again.
The Archbishop Murphy High School product was activated off injured reserve by the NFL’s Chicago Bears in time to play in Sunday’s 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Gordon, a second-year player and Chicago’s starting nickelback, suffered a broken hand during the Bears’ season-opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. He sat out four games, meaning he missed the minimum amount of time for a player placed on injured reserve.
Gordon appeared on 35 of Chicago’s 57 defensive snaps Sunday, recording two solo tackles and two assists.
Luton waived by NFL’s Saints
Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate Jake Luton was waived by the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
Luton, a fourth-year quarterback, was signed to New Orleans’ 53-man roster off of the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad three weeks earlier because of the Saints’ depth issues at quarterback. However, rookie Jake Haener was just activated following a six-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, leading to Luton’s release.
Two Silvertips prospects selected for WHL Cup
Two 15-year-old Everett Silvertips prospects were selected to take part in the 2023 WHL Cup.
Defenseman Brek Liske, who was selected in the first round (10th overall) in this year’s WHL prospects draft, was chosen to represent Team Manitoba. The Beausejour, Manitoba, native plays under-18 hockey for the Northern Alberta Xtreme.
Forward Caine Wilke, also selected in the first round (20th overall) in this year’s draft, was chosen for Team Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native is playing under-18 for the Saskatoon Blazers.
The WHL Cup, which takes place Wednesday through Sunday in Red Deer, Alberta, showcases the top under-16 players in the western Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
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