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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.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:53:55 -0700
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (pectoral) may be dealing with a torn pectoral muscle that would end his season. The team expects to know more on the injury in the next 24 hours. LB Jonathan Bostic replaced Williams in the team's Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 10.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:55:58 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs said LB D.J. Williams (calf) will start at middle linebacker Week 1. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team has not decided if Williams or LB Jonathan Bostic will start at middle linebacker.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:55:59 -0700
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) has resumed running, as he continues to progress from a calf injury which has sidelined him for the first three preseason games. "He's day to day, but we'll see where it goes. We're optimistic he's gonna be close (to fully healthy by Week 1). It's still day to day, but there is progress," head coach Marc Trestman said Monday, Aug. 26. If Williams is unable to go, LB Jonathan Bostic might start in Week 1 at middle linebacker.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:46:04 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic was fined $21,000 for a hit in the preseason game over the weekend.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:28:15 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic has started two preseason games at middle linebacker while LB D.J. Williams (calf) is sidelined, and Bostic's chance of starting get better each day Williams remains on the shelf.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:11:42 -0700
Chicago Bears LBs Jonathan Bostic and Khaseem Greene and DE Cornelius Washington are each listed on the second team defense on the team's first unofficial depth chart released Monday, Aug. 5.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:11:55 -0700
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) is in a walking boot. "I anticipate he'll be ready to go when the doctors clear him, and hopefully that will be sooner than later and that's an opportunity again for our young guys to get reps and for (defensive coordinator) Mel (Tucker) and (linebackers coach) Tim (Tibesar) to move people around and see what people can do," head coach Marc Trestman said. Rookie LB Jonathan Bostic took over for Williams at middle linebacker in practice Wednesday, July 31, and Bostic could win the starting job if Williams misses enough time.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:51:00 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic is working with the first-team defense in the nickel package Thursday, Aug. 1, with LB Lance Briggs sitting out.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:46:02 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic is expected to work at middle linebacker with the first-team defense while LB D.J. Williams (calf) sits out with his calf injury.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:27:52 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic is working exclusively at middle linebacker with the second unit.
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:18:31 -0700
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice LB Jonathan Bostic on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:46:07 -0700
The Chicago Bears selected Florida LB Jonathan Bostic with the 50th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:10:57 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Florida LB Jonathan Bostic prior to the draft.