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NIU Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch to work out privately for Bears at QB

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) passes ball against Toledo during first quarter an NCAA college football game Toledo Ohio

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) passes the ball against Toledo during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Toledo, Ohio, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jordan Lynch will work out for the Bears on April 18, according to multiple reports.

The NIU and Mount Carmel High School alum had 6,209 career passing yards in college, but it’s unclear if the Bears view him as a true quarterback, despite the fact he will work out as such.

NFL teams have eyed the 6-foot, 216-pounder at running back and defensive back, in part because of his 4,343 collegiate rushing yards. He’s been put through running back and defensive back drills in his pro day and at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lynch placed third in the 2013 Heisman Trophy vote.

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