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Aaron Lynch gained 30 sympathy pounds, ready to deliver now

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals is hit by Aaron Lynch #59 of the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

Now that Aaron Lynch’s suspension has reached its due date, it’s OK for him to admit why he looked like he was expecting during training camp.

The 49ers outside linebacker admitted upon his return from his drug policy suspension that he might have gained a few sympathy pounds this offseason, which he has had to work off now that he’s eligible again.

According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Lynch said he recently lost about 30 pounds, getting him back to his playing weight of 270 pounds. That means when he was in training camp prior to his four-game suspension, he was around 300.

“My wife got pregnant, so I was eating a lot,” Lynch said. “I wasn’t careful with my diet. I was eating whatever. And out of nowhere, my weight went up and I felt it on the field, so I had to get it down.”

In addition to losing the weight, Lynch said the arrival of his son last week should keep him more focused on staying eligible.

“I’ve taken strides to be a better person because I have a son now,” Lynch said. “So I’ve got to be a good role model.”

The 49ers hope to get Lynch back on the field Thursday night against the Cardinals, though coach Chip Kelly admitted Lynch could be limited because he hasn’t been on the field in a while. They could use him, as they have 7.0 sacks in their first four games, and Lynch had 12.5 in his first two seasons.

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9 Responses to “Aaron Lynch gained 30 sympathy pounds, ready to deliver now”
  1. crewchief15 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:51 AM

    You’ll gain more wait being a Dad, look around at most Dad’s, we’re a little chubby…

  2. chippys lost binky says: Oct 4, 2016 11:56 AM

    Too bad he couldn’t have sent some of that weight Kaepernick’s way. After all that is the only thing keeping him off the field right?

  3. majormeatcurtains says: Oct 4, 2016 12:15 PM

    Go vegan hehehe.

  4. MD says: Oct 4, 2016 12:28 PM

    No, not “out of nowhere”….. definitely out of somewhere. Own it, playa.

  5. jjackwagon says: Oct 4, 2016 12:42 PM

    And out of nowhere, my weight went up…not out of nowhere.
    It was out of the refrigerator. Or more likely out of a McD’s bag.

  6. abninf says: Oct 4, 2016 1:54 PM

    “My wife got pregnant, so I was eating a lot,”
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    I’m not sure how the two could be related. It makes no sense. It’s your wife who should have been eating a lot.

  7. charliecharger says: Oct 4, 2016 2:50 PM

    Just get this guy on the field and he’ll produce big time. Doesn’t matter if he’s skinny or fat. This guy is an impact player.

  8. alphabeta49er says: Oct 4, 2016 3:04 PM

    We suck again

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 4, 2016 5:54 PM

    Lynch family happy to announce the arrival of a bouncing baby boy weighing a robust 29 pounds 14 ounces.

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