The Detroit Lions announced that they’ve placed LB Jon Bostic (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday.
There has been some talk that Bostic could be a candidate to be brought back later on in the season, so that’s at least something to keep an eye on.
Bostic, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. After two years in Chicago, the Bears dealt him to the Patriots for a sixth-round pick that later became Jordan Lucas.
However, the Patriots elected to trade Bostic to the Lions for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017 shortly after this year’s draft.
Bostic is currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.941 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $842,381 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Bostic appeared in 11 games for the Patriots and recorded just two tackles.