Chicago Bears rookie fifth rounder Larry Borom made his debut in relief of left tackle Jason Peters in week one’s Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams, but his time on the field only lasted 15 offensive snaps before he got rolled up on from behind.
It could have been much worse, but he’ll still be heading to injured reserve with a high ankle sprain the team announced on Saturday. The new IR rules allow players to come off after three games, but depending on the severity of the injury Borom could be out much longer.
The left tackle position must be cursed this year for the Bears, and it all started in the offseason with projected starter Teven Jenkins having a back issue (he’s now on IR after surgery), Elijah Wilkinson had a stay on the COVID list, and Borom suffered a concussion. Then Peters left the week one game with a quad injury and he’s listed as questionable this week, and now this latest news about Borom.
If Peters is unable to play on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, then look for Wilkinson to be the first fill-in.
On Saturday the Bears also elevated defensive lineman Margus Hunt and offensive tackle Alex Taylor from the practice squad to the active roster.
Hunt’s elevation could mean that Eddie Goldman, who is still listed as doubtful, is trending towards not playing.
Taylor was just signed this week, so it’s possible the team trusts him as an emergency left tackle over the other reserve tackles behind Wilkinson.