Lions Acquire Jon Bostic From Patriots

The Lions have acquired linebacker Jon Bostic from the Patriots, as Field Yates of reports (via Twitter). New England will receive a conditional 2017 seventh-round draft pick in return. Jon Bostic (vertical)

Bostic, a former second-round pick, is no stranger to being traded after a September swap shipped him from the Bears to the Pats. In 2015, he appeared in eleven games (one start) for New England, recording two tackles. Not long ago, however, Bostic was looked at as a promising youngster. As a rookie with the Bears, Bostic played in all 16 games with nine starts on the year. In total, he notched 57 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and an interception in 2013. He followed that up in 2014 with a career high of 83 tackles. Now, he’ll try and get back to his old form with Detroit in 2016.

The swap marks the first deal between Lions GM Bob Quinn and his former team. Given the relationship there and Quinn’s knowledge of Pats player, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more deals go down between the two clubs in the future.

The Pats have also signed defensive lineman Anthony Johnson, as Mike Reiss of tweets.

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