INDIANAPOLIS – We all thought the biggest news to come out of the Indianapolis Colts camp on Thursday would be the release of their 2017 schedule. Instead, it was a free agent signing.
On Thursday afternoon, the Colts announced that they have signed veteran inside linebacker Jon Bostic.
Bostic, 6-1 and 245 pounds, was a second-round pick in 2013 and has played in 40 career games (18 starts). He has 140 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and four passes defensed.
The Chicago Bears was the home for Bostic from 2013-14. He’s also made stops in New England and Detroit.
A foot injury kept Bostic off the field all last season for the Lions. An early September foot injury sent Bostic to injured reserve.
Bostic’s career path has included two trades (from Chicago to New England in 2015, and then from New England to Detroit in May of 2016)
Today’s move was the 12th free agent the Colts have brought in this offseason. Bostic is the eighth different front seven body the Colts have inked in 2017 too.
With Bostic now in the mix, the Colts have signed two veteran inside linebackers to compete for playing time this year. Sean Spence (19 career starts) was signed last month.
Both Antonio Morrison (4 career starts) and Edwin Jackson (8 career starts) are back for the Colts.