4 Bears players who are playing their way off the roster

An abysmal start to the 2023 season has us thinking these Bears aren't part of the future plans

Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair, Larry Borom
Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair, Larry Borom / G Fiume/GettyImages
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Speaking of rebuilding the offensive line, former fifth-round pick Larry Borom will likely find himself off the roster next year as well. Borom was not one of Ryan Poles' draft picks, having come in the year prior to Poles taking over (2021 NFL Draft).

He has had to fill in this season with Braxton Jones being placed on injured reserve, and Borom has not fared well. He has been borderline serviceable when it comes to run blocking, but in terms of giving Justin Fields (or Tyson Bagent) time to throw, Borom hasn't been cutting it. He has allowed 13 pressures on 104 pass blocking snaps.

If you put that into perspective, on over 10 percent of his pass blocking snaps, Borom is allowing his quarterback to be under duress. He's allowed Fields to get hit four times, sacked twice and has also been credited with two penalties. This isn't even with Borom playing the entire season.

Next offseason, the Bears have to find long-term options at all positions up front. Hopefully, Darnell Wright and Braxton Jones can be those guys on the edge. But, Borom doesn't even provide adequate depth behind those two. The Bears have to find it.