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Report: Chicago Bears trade Jon Bostic to the New England Patriots

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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. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bostic deal is for a 6th round draft pick.

Bostic hasn't been able to get on the field this year for the Bears with various injuries and he leaves the Bears after never really fitting in at any position. As a rookie in 2013, he had to play the middle of Mel Tucker's 4-3 defense when D.J. Williams was lost to injury and in 2014 he played all three linebacker spots in their 4-3 D.

He was set to play inside linebacker in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense this season, but he wasn't able to get on the field.

Bostic will need to pass his physical with the Pats before this trade becomes official.

With the earlier Jared Allen trade for a reported 6th round pick (LINK), the Bears have now unloaded two players that figured to be elsewhere in 2016 for draft picks.

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.

Willie Young, who was inactive yesterday, is the odds on favorite to be the next Bear to go.

What are your thoughts on the latest trade?