Released by the Pittsburgh Steelers just days after they had selected Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, it would appear that it has not taken Jon Bostic long to find a new home this offseason.
As per an official release by the team on Wednesday, Bostic signed has now signed with the Washington Redskins, just a day after presumed starter Reuben Foster suffered a season-ending ACL injury in practice.
ROSTER MOVES: #Redskins sign LB Jon Bostic and place LB Reuben Foster on IR.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 22, 2019
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Originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bostic was signed by Pittsburgh during free agency in 2018 as a replacement for the injured Ryan Shazier. And while it might be unfair to say he played poorly last year, he struggled to perform at a level the Steelers needed from the position, finishing the season with an overall grade of just 59.6 from Pro Football Focus.
Proving to be something of a liability in coverage as the year progressed, Bostic would see his snap count decline significantly in the later stages of the season in favor of L.J. Fort. Set to cost the $2.5 million in 2019 if he had remained with the team, Pittsburgh saved $1.8 million with his release in April, while taking on $700,000 in dead money.