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Jaguars activate DE/OLB Aaron Lynch, place WR Dede Westbrook on IR

Jacksonville Jaguars v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated seventh-year defensive end/linebacker Aaron Lynch from the exempt/commissioner permission list to the active roster.

To make room on the roster, the Jaguars placed wide receiver Dede Westbrook (knee) on the reserve/injured list.

Lynch was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 73 career games (22 starts) and totaled 105 tackles, 20.0 sacks, 35 tackles for loss and 10 passes defensed.

In 2019, he played in all 16 games with the Chicago Bears and totaled six tackles, 2.0 sacks and two passes defensed. Prior to playing for Chicago, he played four seasons for the 49ers from 2014-2017. In 2015, he started 13 games and registered career highs in tackles (38), sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (13).

Collegiately, Lynch played in 24 games (16 starts) at South Florida and totaled 63 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2013, he earned First Team All-AAC honors after playing in 12 games (10 starts) and recording 30 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.