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Roster Moves: Bears remove 3 from COVID list

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The Bears on Wednesday removed right tackle Larry Borom, safety Eddie Jackson and practice squad outside linebacker Sam Kamara from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed tight end Jesper Horsted on the COVID-19 list.

At this point, it's unclear whether Borom—a rookie fifth-round pick from Missouri—will start Sunday when the Bears visit the Seahawks in Seattle. Veteran Germain Ifedi opened the first five games of the season at right tackle before sustaining a knee injury Oct. 10 against the Raiders.

After starts by Elijah Wilkinson and Lachavious Simmons, Borom was anointed the No. 1 right tackle and performed well while making six straight starts. But Ifedi returned last week and opened Monday night's contest against the Vikings.

Asked if Borom would regain the job, coach Matt Nagy said: "Well, him just getting back, we're working through all that. That's something that [offensive line coach] Juan [Castillo], myself, we'll talk through that and see. But he just literally got back."

At the very least, Borom will provide depth at an important position.

"He's done a great job with really, really playing hard and doing good things, so we take all that into consideration," Nagy said. "Ifedi has done the same thing. Jason Peters, the same thing. And Teven [Jenkins], you saw with him improving.

"I think more than anything, we look at it as if there's depth there. Is it easy as you go through making those decisions? No, it's not. But what is good to know is that you have depth there. It's a good problem to have. We'll discuss it and we'll do what we think is best."

The Bears currently have 11 players on the COVID list. In addition to Horsted, the others are quarterback quarterback Andy Dalton, running back Ryan Nall, receivers Allen Robinson II and Isaiah Coulter, tight end Jesse James, defensive ends Bilal Nichols and Mario Edwards Jr., inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe, cornerback Jaylon Johnson and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr.

Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor both remain in COVID protocol, quarantining away from Halas Hall.

"I would expect that they're getting closer, but they're not back here yet," Nagy said.

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Larry Mayer

Bears Senior Writer

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