Bears re-sign OLB Lynch for one year

Field Level Media

April 01, 2019 at 9:22 pm.

The Chicago Bears re-signed free agent outside linebacker Aaron Lynch on a one-year deal Monday.

“Where else would I want to be?” Lynch told the team’s website. “This is where I want to be. It’s where I see my future.”

Financial terms were not announced.

Lynch, 26, had three sacks and eight quarterback hits in 13 games (three starts) as a rotational rusher behind Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd last season. He joined the Bears on a one-year deal in March 2018.

A former fifth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, Lynch had 12.5 sacks and 35 QB hits in 30 games (16 starts) from 2014-15, but he played in just 14 games total from 2016-17, managing 2.5 sacks and 11 QB hits.