Jon Bostic
Jon Bostic
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Washington Redskins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Washington signed Bostic in May after Reuben Foster suffered a season-ending knee injury at OTAs. The 2013 second-round pick is coming off a season in which he started 14 of 16 games for Pittsburgh, with 73 tackles (46 solo) and 2.5 sacks on 560 defensive snaps. Bostic's per-snap production would translate to IDP value in a three-down role, but it isn't clear if he'll get that type of playing time in Washington. The team also has Shaun Dion Hamilton, Cole Holcomb and Josh Harvey-Clemons competing for snaps at inside linebacker. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Redskins in May of 2019.
Receives first snap
LBWashington Redskins
July 25, 2019
Bostic took the first snap at inside linebacker at training camp Thursday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
With Washington having cut Mason Foster earlier this week and Reuben Foster (knee) set to miss the entire 2019 season, Bostic has plenty of opportunity before him. The 28-year-old will compete with Shaun Dion Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Cole Holcomb for playing time during training camp, and he could conceivably secure a starting job if he impresses. Bostic notched 73 tackles (46 solo), 2.5 sacks and three passes defended across 16 games with the Steelers in 2018.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jon Bostic's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
245 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.24 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.99 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Team Previews: 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers
July 23, 2018
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IDP Analysis: Shazier Needs to Avoid Injury Bug
August 15, 2015
Mario Puig checks in with the latest happenings in the IDP world where Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier only needs a little injury luck to approach elite tackle production.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Coming off his best season with 97 tackles, Bostic finds himself playing with his fourth franchise since joining the league in 2013. He is prone to injury, missing 26 games in his career, including all of 2016. He figures to compete for a starting inside linebacker spot but, even if he earns the job and remains healthy, he hasn’t shown enough to warrant IDP fantasy consideration.
Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. He'll compete for a starting inside linebacker role this summer.
The Bears invested a second-round pick in Bostic in 2013 due to the speed and bone-jarring hitting he delivered during his college career at Florida, but he’s been slower to develop than the organization anticipated. Injuries the past two seasons to D.J. Williams and Lance Briggs paved the way for Bostic to log plenty of snaps, and while he upped his stop count to 84 across 13 games in 2014, he was still maddeningly inconsistent. Bostic has primarily struggled in recognizing plays and finishing off tackles, attributes that often led opposing running backs to feast on the Bears. With second-year man Christian Jones coming on strong down the stretch last season and spending the offseason program on the first team while Bostic recovered from a back injury, it’s quite possible that Bostic will have to settle for a backup role to open the upcoming campaign.
As a rookie, Bostic stepped in as the starting middle linebacker after the team's first six games, following a season-ending injury to D.J. Williams. He filled in competently for the most part, logging 58 total tackles, two sacks and an interception on the campaign. With Williams back healthy in training camp, Bostic will be given the chance to compete for a starting job in the middle, but he'll have a more realistic job at winning a job on the other outside spot opposite Lance Briggs. Fellow second-year linebacker Khaseem Greene and converted defensive lineman Shea McClellin would represent his most challenging competition on the strong side.
A second-round pick out of Florida in this year's draft, Bostic will be forced to settle for a reserve role with veteran imports D.J. Williams and James Anderson slated to start alongside Lance Briggs. He could potentially emerge later in the season as a starter if he shows a quick development curve.
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Signs with Washington
LBWashington Redskins
May 22, 2019
Bostic agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Let go by Pittsburgh
LBFree Agent
April 27, 2019
Bostic was released by the Steelers on Saturday.
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Quiet finish to solid season
LBPittsburgh Steelers
January 4, 2019
Bostic failed to record any tackles during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
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Fewest tackles this season
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 3, 2018
Bostic had just one tackle during Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers.
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Adds to team lead in tackles
LBPittsburgh Steelers
November 18, 2018
Bostic totaled six tackles (two solo) during the Steelers' 20-16 win against Jacksonville on Sunday.
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