The Steelers jumped into the free agent pool on Sunday, agreeing to terms with inside linebacker Jon Bostic on a two-year contract. The agreement is pending a physical that will take place on Monday.
Bostic played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 and had 97 tackles and one sack last season, before suffering a season-ending knee injury late in the year and being placed on injured reserve. He was leading the Colts in tackles prior to his injury.
Bostic played the 'WILL' linebacker for the Colts, making the calls for the defense.
Bostic was the second round pick of the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft. He started nine games as a rookie, finishing with 55 tackles, two sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery. He finished with 84 tackles in 2014, adding three pass defenses.
He spent time on both the Bears and New England Patriots rosters in 2015, seeing playing time in 11 games.
Bostic missed the 2016 season with a foot injury, suffered in training camp after he was traded to the Detroit Lions. He signed with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
Bostic played collegiately at the University of Florida, joining fellow Gators Marcus Gilbert, Joe Haden, Jake McGee and Maurkice Pouncey on the roster.