Aaron Lynch re-signs with Bears

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Linebacker Aaron Lynch visited with a few teams last month after free agency opened, but he won’t be leaving Chicago.

The Bears announced on Monday that Lynch has signed a one-year deal to remain with the team. Lynch, who is No. 70 on PFT’s Free Agent Top 100 list, joined the Bears as a free agent last year.

Lynch had 16 tackles, three sacks and an interception while playing a reserve role in most of his 13 appearances. Lynch missed the final two games of the regular season and the team’s playoff loss to the Eagles with an elbow injury.

Lynch will return to that No. 3 linebacker role behind Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd in Chicago. He visited Oakland, Seattle and Indianapolis before settling on a new deal with his old team.

5 responses to “Aaron Lynch re-signs with Bears

  1. Seemed to have a career revival of sorts under Fangio last year. I’m interested to see if he can build on that with Pagano while staying healthier. I think that elbow injury that ended his season was more serious than the Bears spokespeople let on.

  2. Health issues aside, he’s a pretty decent player. I’m glad to get the #3 OLB back where we needed depth. He did better last year than I expected.

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