The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday that they’ve released LB Jon Bostic.
We have terminated the contract of LB Jon Bostic.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 27, 2019
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, given that the Steelers traded up into the top 10 picks for Devin Bush.
Bostic, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Bears 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. Bostic played out the final year of his four-year, $3.941 million rookie contract before the Colts signed him to a one-year contract.
From there, Bostic agreed to a two-year contract with the Steelers last year.
In 2018, Bostic appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 73 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and three pass defenses.