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Football: Mount Carmel grad Jordan Lynch to sign with Bears; Sandburg’s Schofield drafted by Broncos

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Updated: June 12, 2014 7:12AM



The Bears will soon announce that Northern Illinois University star quarterback Jordan Lynch is joining the team as an undrafted free agent.

Lynch Tweeted “Bear Down” soon after the end of Saturday’s NFL draft, and Bears general manager Phil Emery confirmed the sides were close.

The Mount Carmel graduate went 24-4 in two seasons as the starting quarterback at NIU but could be used more as a runner on the Bears.

Emery said that while he could not comment on a specific player signing, Lynch had a good visit with the Bears as part of their local pro day last month.

While he didn’t commit to a position for Lynch, Emery made it sound like he would be a running back.

“I think he’s a really fine runner,” Emery said.

“He’s very instinctive, especially for a quarterback between the tackles. He just knows where to find the soft spots and take that little sidestep and keep grinding forward and keep moving forward while he’s making his moves.

“He’s got really good contact balance. He doesn’t go down easy. I like all those things.”

While Jordan Lynch is staying home, Michael Schofield is heading west.

Schofield, a Michigan offensive tackle and Sandburg grad, went to the Denver Broncos in the third round of the draft. He was the 95th overall selection.



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