The Bears waived former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch on Friday.
Lynch played only seven snaps on offense in Thursday's final preseason game against the Browns and had six carries for 18 yards, with a long of eight yards.
The Bears gave Lynch significant special teams reps — 16 — in punt coverage and on the kickoff return team.
“I got a lot of reps on special teams," Lynch said after Thursday's loss in Cleveland. "It’s something new to me; that was the second time I got reps on special teams in the preseason. I thought I did well."
In the preseason opener against the Eagles, Lynch seven carries for 24 yards. He did run for a first down on third-and-one against the Browns.
“I went out there every day, 100 percent in practice. Obviously my reps were limited in game time, but I thought I made the most of it every time I came out,” said Lynch, who did not respond to a text message seeking comment Friday afternoon.
The Bears reportedly gave Lynch no assurance of making the practice squad, which they can form starting on Sunday. The 10-man practice squad is Lynch’s best shot in the NFL, and the Bears likely don’t have to worry about another team claiming Lynch off waivers before then.
Lynch should pay attention to what happens with fellow undrafted rookie running back Senorise Perry, who may make the 53-man roster, but if not, would also be a practice squad candidate. If the Bears signed Perry to the practice squad, they would be designating two spots for running backs if they also included Lynch.