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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:38:23 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs is the only linebacker assured of starting, according to the coaching staff. Briggs will start at weakside linebacker. It is expected LB D.J. Williams will win the starting job at middle linebacker, and LBs Jonathan Bostic and Shea McClellin will compete to start at strongside linebacker. It is expected Bostic will start, because he is the superior athlete, whereas McClellin could end up in some sub packages as an extra pass rusher.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:50:03 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic has new responsibilities in defensive coordinator Mel Tucker's system. Tucker said he wants to see Bostic slow down his progressions, stay square longer, mirror the ball and fill in and fall back when necessary. Bostic said those adjustments have helped him feel more natural at his new middle linebacker position. He added that he's been able to react more and play how he's been taught. Tucker took notice; too, saying Bostic looks more comfortable, looks more consistent, is playing fast and is having fun.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:55:14 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic is pushing LB D.J. Williams for the starting middle linebacker spot. Bostic has made a strong impression even in non-contact OTA sessions, according to sources. Bostic has played all three linebacker spots thus far.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:20:18 -0700
Chicago Bears OLB Jonathan Bostic is a player the team thinks can improve because the Bears are switching away from a cover-2 scheme. "I feel a lot more comfortable this year, especially with all the changes to the defense," said Bostic. "A lot of the changes that we did make, it's a lot more natural for me. I can play how I've been taught literally from little league to high school to college to now. It's back to playing how I used to."
Fri, 02 May 2014 13:08:35 -0700
Chicago Bears LBs Jonathan Bostic, Khaseem Greene and Shea McClellin will compete for two starting linebacker positions. The team could also add competition through the draft of free agency.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:57:28 -0700
Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills ($318,243.96), FS Chris Conte ($210,957), CB Isaiah Frey ($179,411), LB Jonathan Bostic ($143,309), OG Matt Slauson ($134,485), TE Dante Rosario ($126,156), DE David Bass ($111,228), OG Kyle Long ($98,516), LB Lance Briggs ($10,504) and CB Charles Tillman ($7,548) will receive money as part of the NFL's performance-based pay distribution.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:24:03 -0700
Chicago Bears MLB Jonathan Bostic is likely to move to outside linebacker in 2014. He'll compete with LB Shea McClellin for the starting spot.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:23:35 -0700
the Chicago Bears are close to re-signing free-agent LB D.J. Williams, and a deal could be reached before the start of free agency Tuesday, March 11. He likely would be the frontrunner for the starting middle linebacker job but would have to compete with LB Jonathan Bostic for the job.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:06:29 -0800
The Chicago Bears may move LB Jonathan Bostic to strongside linebacker next season if they decided to re-sign impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:26:28 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said LB Jonathan Bostic's best position in the future may be at outside linebacker instead of middle linebacker.
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