In addition to being a banged-up bunch, the Chicago Bears are among the NFL teams battling COVID-19 issues.
Earlier in the week, the team was reportedly placed in the league’s “enhanced protocols” program. Four players were put onto the Reserve/COVID-19 list in the first 48 hours after the Bears’ loss to the Packers on Sunday Night Football. And now, another joins their ranks:
The Bears placed Larry Borom on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) December 15, 2021
The Bears announced starting offensive tackle Larry Borom is going on the COVID reserve list. Borom is the fifth Bears player to land in the protocols program in the last three days. A trio of Bears (headlined by nose tackle Eddie Goldman) are added to the list on Tuesday. That came one day after Mario Edwards Jr. was put out of action. Altogether, the Bears have six players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. This feels like a lot, especially after being nearly two months removed from the team outbreak in November.
However, the Borom news stings on multiple fronts. Losing him for any period would stink for his development. The rookie from Missouri has looked mostly competent at right tackle. And because the team seems to like what he brings so much, there was even a thought of him swapping positions with fellow rookie Teven Jenkins. But that might be on hold until Borom get clearance to play.