The fire sale in Chicago continues. Just hours after trading Jared Allen to the Panthers, the Bears have shipped linebacker Jon Bostic to the Patriots in exchange for a sixth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The deal is pending a physical.
Bostic, a former second-round pick, has started 17 games for the Bears over the last two years. As a rookie, Bostic played in all 16 games with nine starts on the year. In total, he notched 57 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and an interception in 2013. Last season, he set a career high with 83 tackles but he has yet to see the field in 2015 thanks to an ankle injury. All in all though, Bostic has never really blossomed with Chicago, despite the promise he seemed to hold as a prospect out of the University of Florida.
Bostic projects to an off-the-line linebacker role in Pats’ defense, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com tweets. Bostic joins Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo, and Jonathan Freeny on New England’s depth chart.