The Redskins will bring back veteran linebacker Jon Bostic on a two-year deal, according to a report from ESPN.
The Redskins are expected to retain LB Jon Bostic on a two-year deal with a base value of $5M and $1.75M guaranteed. He was a solid contributor for them last season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 16, 2020
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $6.6 million over two years.
Multiple reports suggested the Redskins wanted to bring Bostic back. He signed with Washington last summer after Reuben Foster went down with a serious leg injury, and stepped right into a leadership role in a linebacker room full of young players.
That the contract only carries $1.75 million guaranteed likely means the Redskins can get out of the second year of Bostic’s contract with minimal salary cap impact.
Bostic made 105 tackles in 16 games and was probably the most steady linebacker the team had. Second-year player Cole Holcomb has the highest potential, but with the Redskins switching to a 4-3 scheme, new head coach Ron Rivera must want a veteran presence in the front seven.
The Bears selected Bostic in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. He played in Chicago for two seasons before being traded to New England in 2015. From there he also had stints with the Colts and the Steelers.
The Redskins will be the first team to re-sign Bostic in his six-year career.
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