The Chicago Bears have signed linebacker Jonathan Bostic to a four year contract, per multiple sources. Bostic was the second round pick for general manager Phil Emery in this year's NFL Draft, and is expected to challenge D.J. Williams, signed as a free agent to a one year deal, as the starting middle linebacker.
Bostic is the first inside linebacker chosen by the Bears since Brian Urlacher was selected in the first round of the 2000 Draft.
The Bears have always been one of the first, if not THE first, teams to get all of their draft picks signed to contracts, thanks largely to the efficiency of VP of Football Administration and General Counselor Cliff Stein. With Bostic now under contract, only first round pick Kyle Long remains unsigned.
For a great look at what Bostic will bring to the table for Chicago, check out 'Jon Bostic vs. the Mobile Quarterback' HERE.