The 2015 NFL season is barely three weeks old, but the Chicago Bears have already hit the proverbial panic button.
Fresh off a resounding loss to the Seattle Seahawks that saw them move to 0-3 for the year, the Bears are seemingly going in to full rebuild mode.
After trading former big free agency pickup Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers for a lowly 6th round pick, the Bears have now parted ways with Jon Bostic, sending him to the New England Patriots.
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The news was broken last night by Field Yates, a reporter at ESPN who previously worked for the New England Patriots.
It was revealed that the Bears charged the Patriots for Bostic exactly the same as what they demanded out of the Panthers for Allen, a sixth round pick.
Out of Favor
Bostic was a solid starter in Chicago for the Bears, being the team's top tackler last season under Marc Trestman, but fell out of favor under the new regime of head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace.
The Bears switched to a 3-4 defense under Fox, and Bostic never challenged for one of the starting inside linebacker jobs after suffering multiple injuries in the preseason that set him behind the rest of his teammates.
Bostic was a second round pick by the Bears in the 2013 Draft out of the Florida Gators, where he was a SEC All-Second team selection. He joins a Patriots linebacking corps that boasts Jerrod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Jamie Collins and Jonathan Freeny.