The Bears officially announced that they’ve traded LB Jon Bostic to the Patriots in return for a future draft.
- It’s worth mentioning that previous reports have confirmed that the Bears will receive a sixth-round pick from the Patriots for Bostic.
#Bears have traded LB Jonathan Bostic to Patriots in exchange for undisclosed draft pick.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 29, 2015
ESPN’s Field Yates and Jeff Dickeron are reporting that the Bears have traded LB Jon Bostic to the Patriots.
- Adam Schefter reports that the Bears will receive a sixth-round pick in return for Bostic.
- The agreement is pending a physical.
This comes just hours after Chicago sent veteran DE Jared Allen to the Panthers in return for a 2016 sixth-round pick.
Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reported that the Bears were looking to unload other players, who don’t fit their scheme that are holdovers from the previous regime, and Bostic has clearly fallen out of favor in Chicago.
Bostic, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Bears back in 2013. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $3.941 million rookie contract that included a $1,246,036 signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $663,254 in 2015 and another $842,381 next year.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Bostic will free up $451,745 in available cap space while creating $623,018 in dead money.
This season, Bostic has yet to be active for a single game.