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Covert finalist to become NFLPA boss

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Jimbo Covert is running for office.

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the former Pro Bowl left tackle for the Bears is one of five finalists to become the executive director of the NFL Players Association. Covert and other finalists interviewed for the job earlier this week in Dallas and a second round of interviews are forthcoming. A vote is expected to take place in March at the annual meeting in Hawaii.

Other finalists include another former Bear, Trace Armstrong, Troy Vincent and Ben Utt, all players, as well as Washington attorney DeMaurice F. Smith. The union has been working to replace Gene Upshaw, who led the group for a quarter century. This is a critical move for the players with labor unrest hanging over the league.

Covert currently serves as the president and CEO of The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, a non-profit company.

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