On Monday afternoon we got news of a second reported visit, after reports of Jordy Nelson’s planned visit for Tuesday earlier in the day. Aaron Lynch, a 26-year-old EDGE, is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks as well, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Lynch, who spent last season with the Chicago Bears, began his career brightly with the 49ers, registering 12.5 sacks in his first two seasons as a rotational rusher. The next three seasons weren’t as promising, however, as Lynch dealt with a suspension, injuries, and a position switch, as San Francisco transitioned to a 4-3 defense. Lynch was reunited with Vic Fangio last season in Chicago, and despite returning to his original role as a stand-up rusher, was unable to reset his value, posting just three sacks and four tackles for loss.
Still just 26, this could prove to be a great value signing for the Seahawks. Lynch has flashed legitimate upside as a rusher previously, and at 270 pounds, has the frame to play as a down lineman, despite his lack of success doing so previously.
For now, it’s just a visit, but now that the first wave of signings is behind us, John Schneider is wading into the pool of free agents, as expected.