Bostic had fallen out of the starting lineup with the Bears.
After losing their first three games of the season, the new regime in Chicago appears to be in the process of burning down whatever it was the previous regime was trying to build.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson and Field Yates, the Chicago Bears have made their second trade of the day by shipping former 2nd round draft pick Jon Bostic to the New England Patriots.
Bostic, the 50th overall pick by the Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft, has started in 17 career games, though he has yet to suit up in 2015, as Shea McClellin and Christian Jones passed the the 6-foot-1, 245-pounder on Chicago’s depth chart.
Bostic is the sixth player the Patriots have acquired in a trade this year.
The Bears now have two spots open on their 53 man roster, but one of those should be filled by Jeremiah Ratliff, who is eligible to come off the suspension list this week. They also got a sixth for Allen.
By trading Bostic, the Bears continue to clear cap room, perhaps preparing for a spending spree in 2016 as they attempt to execute a rebuild. Groy, whom the Patriots also acquired from the Bears, was waived with an injury distinction, and Saunders was released, then landed on Chicago’s practice squad.
That will only be the case if Bostic plays much better in New England than he did in the Windy City.
For the Patriots, they add some more depth to their linebacker corps. Bostic could also be a factor on special teams as well.
The Bears reportedly parted ways with Jon Bostic on Monday.