Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jordan Lynch (36) runs with the ball during the second half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. The Bears won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Lynch cut by Chicago Bears

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jordan Lynch has been waived by the Chicago Bears after he was picked up hours after the 2014 NFL Draft ended in May. Lynch finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2013 where he played at Northern Illinois.

Lynch set four NCAA FBS records for quarterback rushing while at Northern Illinois when he was a starter for two seasons including most rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback with 1,920 yards and most quarterback rushing yards in a single game with 321 in 2013. Lynch went 24-4 in his two seasons as a starter at NIU including three wins against BCS teams. he also guided NIU to the Orange Bowl in 2012 where they fell to Florida State.

Lynch went un-drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft despite finishing in third place for the Heisman Trophy last year. The six-foot tall Lynch was quickly converted to a running back, but only played as a running back in the first and fourth week of the preseason. He had six carries for 18 yards Thursday against the Browns and had 24 yards on seven carries against the Eagles in week one.

Lynch was also attempting to convert to special teams with the Bears. Matt Forte, Shaun Draughn, Michael Ford and Ka’Deem Carey are the other running backs on the Bears roster.

If Lynch goes unclaimed by other NFL teams, he’ll be eligible for the Chicago Bears practice squad.

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