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San Francisco 49ers LB Aaron Lynch will miss his ninth game of the season and his fifth straight when the team kicks off against the Bears in Chicago.

Lynch has played in just three games this season and has just a single sack in those games. Considered to be last year's best pass rusher, Lynch missed the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse.

His latest string of missed games has been due to a high-ankle sprain that he suffered on October 23 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Once again, Eli Harold will start in Lynch's place.

Starting WR Quinton Patton has been cleared from the concussion protocol and is active in Chicago.

49ers Inactives


QB Christian Ponder
RB Mike Davis
CB Marcus Cromartie
LB Aaron Lynch
T John Theus
TE Je'Ron Hamm
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie

Bears Inactives


QB Jay Cutler
WR Eddie Royal
DB Adrian Amos
DB De'Vante Bausby
DL Jonathan Bullard
OL Cornelius Edison
DB Delondre Hall

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