Lynch joined the Rams in December after being released by the Buccaneers, but is now returning to the team he started the 2017 season with. The 24-year-old should be a special teams contributor and depth linebacker for Tampa Bay.
Lynch was released by the Buccaneers at the start of December, and it only took about a week to latch on with another team. The 24-year-old is likely to serve a role as a special teams player with the Rams, but Alec Ogletree (elbow) and Connor Barwin (forearm) are both questionable for Sunday, so will also provide some necessary depth at linebacker.
Lynch was released by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The 24-year-old linebacker is being jettisoned due to the team's need to reinforce the offensive line depth chart ahead of Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Packers. The Buccaneers placed both Demar Dotson and Ali Marpet on injured reserve this past week with knee injuries, while Joe Hawley is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest with an illness. Those developments necessitated the promotion of lineman Mike Liedtke on Saturday, leading to Lynch's release. Lynch has been a special teams player almost exclusively in his 23 games with Tampa over the last two seasons and was second on the club with five tackles on kick-return coverage through the first 11 games of the season.
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|15||12/16/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||3||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||5||4.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|