Adam Schefter of ESPN noted Chicago received a sixth-round pick in return, pending a physical on Bostic.
The Patriots inherit Bostic's contract, which runs through 2016.
The Bears now have two spots open on their 53 man roster, but one of those should be filled by Jeremiah Ratliff, who is eligible to come off the suspension list this week.
The deal follows the afternoon trade of outside linebacker Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers for a sixth-rounder.According to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson and Field Yates, the Chicago Bears have made their second trade of the day by shipping former 2nd round draft pick Jon Bostic to the New England Patriots.
Hard to see how Jon Bostic fits for the Patriots in a defense where Jerod Mayo already isn't playing enough. Bostic started seventeen games for the Bears at three different linebacker positions over his first two years in the league, but never lived up to the potential he flashed during that first preseason. Bostic improved significantly against the run (+4.5 grade) and led the Bears in tackles, but struggled with pass coverage responsibilities at OLB. Bostic was inactive for Sunday's loss, although he played a combined 29 games the last two seasons after the Bears selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft. Bostic played under Meyer at Florida, so I'm sure he turned to his friend to get a few inside info on him.
It's important to note this deal is pending a physical, because Bostic has not been active this season due to an ankle injury and had a back issue during the pre-season. His inability to shed blocks, would not have fit at all.