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Jon Bostic | Linebacker | #51

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 246
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (50) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Steelers signed LB Jon Bostic, formerly of the Colts, to a two-year contract.
Bostic started 14 games for Indy last year while earning PFF's No. 12 run-stopping grade among inside linebackers. He'll be tasked with replacing Ryan Shazier, who is still recovering from a serious spinal injury. Mar 18 - 9:50 AM

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Colts ILB Jon Bostic has "consistently" worked with the first-team defense at OTAs and minicamp.

Coach Chuck Pagano "raved about" Bostic following Wednesday's minicamp practice. A former second-round pick of the Bears, Bostic has long been an explosive athlete but struggled with technique and fundamentals. On a wide-open Colts inside linebacker depth chart, Bostic could emerge as an IDP sleeper.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 09:20:00 PM

Colts signed LB Jon Bostic, formerly of the Lions.

A 2013 second-round pick of the Bears, Bostic has settled in as a core special teamer type. He missed all of 2016 with a broken foot. He will have to earn his spot on the 53-man roster, even in Indy.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Lions placed LB Jon Bostic on injured reserve with a broken foot, ending his season.

Bostic could apparently be the player the Lions activate off injured reserve, as he was given a 6-12 week timeline upon going down earlier this month. Bostic is a core special teamer, and was expected to be a key reserve for the Lions after they acquired him from the Patriots in May.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 02:04:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Lions LB Jon Bostic is out six-to-12 weeks with a broken foot.

It was thought Bostic would be sidelined for the entire season, so this timetable is actually good news. It is still likely he lands on injured reserve, but the Lions could designate him to return later in the season. With Bostic down, Detroit is extremely thin at linebacker.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 12:27:00 PM

Lions LB Jon Bostic is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his foot.

Coach Jim Caldwell said Monday that he's "not sure" if Bostic will "return this year or not," but we'd bet against it. Bostic suffered the foot injury in a training camp practice last Wednesday. He was competing for a backup job.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Lions LB Jon Bostic suffered what looks like a serious leg injury during Wednesday's practice.

Bostic had to be carted off, and coach Jim Caldwell hinted he is dealing with a long-term injury. "It's not a couple day thing, that's for certain," Caldwell said. Bostic was acquired from the Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick in May.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Lions acquired LB Jon Bostic from the Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017.

The 50th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Bostic was traded from Chicago to New England last September. He made two special teams tackles for the Pats. Former Patriots executive Bob Quinn is now the Lions' general manager.
Mon, May 9, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Patriots acquired ILB Jon Bostic from the Bears in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

The 50th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Bostic has yet to play this season because of an ankle injury. He also missed a lot of the offseason program with a back issue. Bostic wasn't a fit under the new regime, and the 0-3 Bears are open for business. In New England's 4-3 scheme, Bostic can play any of the three linebacker positions. His strength is his speed as a sideline-to-sideline player.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 08:23:00 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns said ILB Jon Bostic "doesn't look fully healthy."

Bostic missed time this offseason with a back injury. He is on the field at training camp, but apparently not at 100%. Bostic will likely open the season behind Christian Jones, Shea McClellin and Mason Foster on the depth chart.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Bears ILB Jon Bostic (back) is still sidelined at OTAs.

Asked what he's seen from Bostic, coach John Fox replied, "Nothing. He hasn’t been at practice." Bostic needs to get on the field under a new regime. The former No. 50 overall pick has shown virtually nothing through two NFL seasons. Mason Foster, Christian Jones, and Shea McClellin are in the mix on the inside.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Bears ILB Jon Bostic is sitting out pre-draft workouts with a back injury.

Bostic had back problems early last season. It's unclear whether he underwent offseason surgery. Under a new coaching staff, nothing will be assured for Bostic after two relatively disappointing seasons to open his NFL career.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 02:29:00 PM

LB Jon Bostic left the Bears' Week 5 game with a back injury.

He is questionable to return. Rookie Christian Jones is filling in.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Jon Bostic and D.J. Williams are splitting time at middle linebacker during OTAs.

Per CSN Chicago, Bostic is making a "strong impression" even in these non-contact sessions. It sounds like the Bears are rethinking whispers that had Bostic moving to the strong-side, especially with Shea McClellin showing well there. Getting more speed and explosiveness on the field is a must for Chicago, who was historically inept against the run last season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 11:56:00 AM

ESPN Chicago expects Jon Bostic to move to outside linebacker.

There's been conflicting reports on whether the Bears will keep Bostic at middle linebacker this season. He struggled against the run as a rookie, but has the skill-set to be the best fit there in the long-term. If Bostic is moved to the outside, D.J. Williams will regain his starting job at the "Mike" spot.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 04:48:00 PM