Chicago Bears: 10 players fighting for roster spot vs. Buffalo Bills

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Outside Linebacker Aaron Lynch

I recently wrote why Aaron Lynch needs to be cut, but the truth of the matter is, I don’t think this coaching staff has thrown in the towel yet. The former San Francisco 49ers pass rusher is still young enough to warrant at least a chance by this staff, and my guess is that is exactly what he gets.

If Lynch ends up playing against the Bills, I would anticipate to see him get quite a few reps. Regardless of the health risk, the Bears need to see what they have in him. So far, all they really know is that he is an oft-injured veteran linebacker who has not practiced anywhere near the capacity he needs to.

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If healthy, it is certainly believable that we could see Lynch become a vital part of a pass rush rotation for the Bears. At the spot opposite of Leonard Floyd, I don’t know if we will see a concrete starter play the majority of snaps all season long. It might not be the best decision, unless there is a clear-cut superior player at that position — and right now, there isn’t.

Lynch might not just be playing for a spot on the Bears at this point, but a spot on any roster for that matter. His status has been such a mystery and we really don’t know how the Bears feel about him right now. It wouldn’t shock me to see him cut, and it also wouldn’t shock me to see him make the team.