Free agent DE/OLB Lynch indicators with Jaguars

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Free agent Aaron Lynch, who can play each defensive finish and out of doors linebacker, has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the crew introduced Tuesday.

The signing of Lynch, 27, is one other indication the Jaguars are going to make use of much more 3-Four appears to be like in 2020; the crew has run the 4-Three protection since Gus Bradley was employed as head coach in 2013. Todd Wash got here to Jacksonville from Seattle with Bradley because the defensive position coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2016, and head coach Doug Marrone retained Wash because the defensive coordinator when he was employed in 2017.

The Jaguars drafted Josh Allen final season and Okay’Lavon Chaisson final month, each of whom can play each defensive finish and out of doors linebacker. After the draft, Marrone stated the Jaguars would make use of some 3-Four appears to be like with the strongside linebacker taking part in up on the road of scrimmage.

Lynch spent the previous two years with the Chicago Bears and appeared in 29 regular-season video games with 5 sacks.

Whereas Lynch missed solely three regular-season video games, the veteran defender sat out prolonged parts of coaching camp due to accidents every of the previous two summers.

The 6-foot-5 pass-rusher broke into the league with San Francisco (2014-17) after the 49ers drafted him within the fifth spherical out of Notre Dame.

Lynch registered 12.5 sacks over his first two years within the league however has simply 7.5 sacks over the previous 4 seasons.

ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.

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