Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic to a two-year deal on Sunday.
The Steelers needed to find some inside linebacker help and Bostic is an under-the-radar option that’s likely to come at a modest price.
Bostic, 26, 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 shortly after last year’s draft. Bostic played out the final year of his four-year, $3.941 million rookie contract before the Colts signed him to a one-year, $690,000 deal last April.
In 2017, Bostic appeared in 14 games for the Colts and recorded 97 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 40 linebacker out of 92 qualifying players.