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Injuries impacting Bears at cornerback

Borders was signed to the Bears practice squad Nov. 22 and added to the active roster Dec. 24. He was active but did not play against the Bills and then was inactive versus the Lions.

Prior to joining the Bears, Borders played in 31 games with six starts for the Bills (2017), Jaguars (2018-19), Commanders (2019), Titans (2020-21) and Cardinals (2022), compiling 42 tackles, one Tackle for loss, one interception, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery.

Borders entered the NFL in 2017 with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent from Duke. He also spent time with the Texans, Steelers and Dolphins.

The Bears claimed Hand off waivers from the Giants Sept 13. He has appeared in three games this season, with his most playing time coming last Sunday against the Lions when he was on the field for 40 defensive snaps and recorded three tackles and one pass breakup.

Hand was selected by the Vikings in the fifth round of the 2020 draft out of Temple. In his first two seasons with Minnesota, he appeared in 23 games with one start and registered 22 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception.

The Bears claimed Ojemudia off waivers from the Broncos Dec. 28. He was inactive last Sunday against the Lions. Ojemudia was selected by Denver in the third round of the 2020 draft out of Iowa. He appeared in all 16 games with 11 starts as a rookie, registering 62 tackles, six pass breakups and four forced fumbles. But he has played in just five games the past two seasons, two in 2021 and three this year.

In other injury news, linebacker Sterling Weatherford (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game; and defensive tackle Angelo Blackson (illness) and linebacker Terrell Lewis (personal) are questionable after not practicing Friday.

On Wednesday, the Bears announced that quarterback Justin Fields would miss Sunday’s finale with a strained hip and that he would be replaced by Nathan Peterman, who will make his first start of the season.

Long-snapper Patrick Scales (neck) was a full participant in Friday’s practice after sitting out Thursday and was not given an injury designation, meaning that he’s expected to play against the Vikings.

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