Lynch appeared in 13 games with the Bears last season, including three starts, while notching 16 tackles, three sacks and one interception. The 26-year-old linebacker appears primed for a similar rotational role behind Leonard Floyd in 2019. Lynch missed the final three games of 2018 due to a sprained right elbow, but is expected to make a full offseason recovery without undergoing surgery.
Lynch (elbow) said he won't require surgery in the offseason, Chris Emma of 670 The Score reports.
Lynch sprained his right elbow in mid-December and ultimately sat out the final three games of the Bears' season, including the team's playoff loss to Philadelphia. However, the idea that Lynch won't require offseason surgery suggests the linebacker isn't dealing with a long-term injury. That's good news for the soon-to-be 26-year-old, as Lynch is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
Lynch (elbow) had 16 tackles (13 solo), three sacks and an interception over 13 games in 2018.
Lynch signed a one-year deal with the Bears last March, and missed the final two games of the regular season and the wild-card loss to the Eagles due to the elbow sprain. The 25-year-old seems like he should be ready for Organized Team Activities in the spring, but which team that is with remains to be seen.
Lynch (elbow) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.
Lynch is nursing a sprained right elbow, the severity of which caused him to miss Chicago's final two regular-season games. The depth linebacker appears to be trending towards sitting out versus the Eagles, in which case James Vaughters could be called upon to take rotational snaps.
Lynch (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Lynch's availability for Sunday's tilt with the Eagles appears to be in question. How he holds up over the next few days will likely forecast his fate. Until then, it seems to be a waiting game at the moment.
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||23||17.0||6||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||38||30.0||8||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||13||12.0||1||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||9||5.0||4||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||---||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|