With less than 21 hours before the Soldier Field home opener kicks off, the Chicago Bears did some roster shuffling to get things in line for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Offensive tackle Larry Borom is heading to injured reserve because of an ankle injury that put him out of action in last week’s loss to the Rams. As expected, it is a short-term IR stint for Borom, who will miss a minimum of three games. The soonest Borom can return to the lineup is on Oct. 10 when the Bears and Raiders square off in Vegas.
In a corresponding move, the Bears are promoting offensive tackle from the practice squad to the active roster. With starting left Jason Peters being questionable to play, it would behoove Chicago to have Taylor available as a backup to Elijah Wilkinson, who is in one to start if Peters can’t give it a go. The Bears signed Taylor to their practice squad earlier in the week after the Raiders poached defensive lineman Damion Square.
Elsewhere, the Bears are also adding defensive tackle Margus Hunt from the practice squad to the game day roster. Hunt, who joined Chicago’s practice squad 10 days ago, has 104 games (26 starts) of NFL experience with the Bengals (2013-16, 2020), Colts (2017-19), and Saints (2020). A second-round pick in 2013, Hunt could be an insurance policy if nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee/ankle) can’t suit up for a second straight week. Goldman is doubtful to play, no matter what sliver of hope Head Coach Matt Nagy feigns having publicly when discussing the matter.
We’ll have an even better idea of what the Bears’ lineup looks like tomorrow morning when Inactives are unveiled 90 minutes before kickoff. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.