Bears Keep Trading: Report says Jon Bostic is off to the Patriots

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Bears linebacker Jon Bostic.

LAKE FOREST – Many expected the Bears to make some changes once the seconds ticked away in the 2015 season.

But after a 26-0 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, it appears Ryan Pace isn’t patient enough to wait a couple more months.

After dealing Jared Allen to the Panthers earlier in the day for a sixth-round draft pick, the Bears appear to be at it again. According to a report from Field Yates and Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, the Bears have traded linebacker Jon Bostic to the Patriots for another sixth-round selection.

The Bears have yet to confirm this trade.

Drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2013, Bostic has yet to play this season due to an ankle injury. Last year he recorded 83 tackles in 13 games after netting 57 stops and two sacks in his rookie year of 2013.

The ankle injury plagued Bostic through most of training camp and the season so far and it didn’t help that he missed some offseason training with a back issue. Less suited for the new Bears’ 3-4 defense, Bostic now goes to New England where they run a 4-3 and which he was drafted to play in two years ago.

While the team doesn’t get any player in return for the moment they do pick up a pair of sixth-round picks to use in the future. Right now that looks like where the most positivity will come from in an obvious rebuilding year for the new regime.


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