Bears Say They Have No Interest in Veteran Safety John Lynch


Despite it appearing like it might be a good fit, the Bears seem to have no interest for now in recently released safety John Lynch. The 36-year-old got what he wanted when the Broncos let him go after he threw a fit and left the team over what he felt was a lack of playing time. There was some thought that Lynch might talk to the Chargers, a team that had interest in him this past offseason before he went back to the Broncos.

As for Chicago, they could use some help and a veteran presence in the back end of the secondary, and Lynch does have a history with Lovie Smith, Bears coach, from their days together in Tampa Bay. But for now, Smith says he feels all right with the young players they have backing up Mike Brown and Brandon McGowan.

”We’re OK right now with what we have,” Smith said. ”I think the world of John Lynch. You’re talking about a player who plays the same way always. One of the toughest guys you’ll be around. But we’re going in a different direction. We have healthy guys that we feel pretty good about.”

The players behind Brown and McGowan include Kevin Payne, Craig Steltz, Josh Gattis and Leonard Peters.

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