Jordan Lynch's dream comes true with Bears...but as a RB?

Jordan Lynch's dream comes true with Bears...but as a RB?
May 10, 2014, 8:45 pm
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As disappointed as Jordan Lynch had to be when the phone never rang during the NFL Draft when it did for 256 others, his hometown team - the one he rooted for growing up - gave him a call that probably topped any he could have received sitting through seven rounds.

The Heisman Trophy finalist has a chance. It's all he wanted. And it's coming with the Bears.

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The Mount Carmel High School state champion and record-setting Northern Illinois quarterback will show what he can do at running back, giving up the signal-calling dream for now.

General manager Phil Emery reached out at the end of the day, when the undrafted free agent madness began, and you had to figure Lynch wasn't going to listen to any other calls that came in. His is a journey that Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com have been following in the weeks leading up to these last three days, Lynch opening his doors for behind-the-scenes access as he went through final preparations, in hopes that phone would ring.

Lynch will have to adjust - not that he didn't expect that while holding on to his insistence he can play quarterback. In that way, he'll be at a disadvantage against Michael Ford, Shaun Draughn and Saturday fourth-round pick Ka'Deem Carey.

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The Lynch news capped off a day in which the team added to the safety competition in Brock Vereen of Minnesota, invested in a punter who becomes the odds-on favorite to win that competiton (Patrick O'Donnell), and brought in San Jose State quarterback David Fales, who'll be interesting to watch in the backup battle to Jay Cutler. Jordan Palmer was instrumental in tutoring Blake Bortles ahead of his Pro Day, helping the Central Florida product rise to the third overall choice, and (by far) first quarterback selected, but Palmer also tutored Fales prior to the NFL Draft.

They will all take the field at Halas Hall for rookie minicamp next weekend.