Patriots Trade Jon Bostic To Lions, Sign Anthony Johnson


May 9, 2016

The New England Patriots shipped linebacker Jon Bostic to the Lions for a 2017 seventh-round conditional draft pick, Detroit announced Monday.

Bostic was acquired from the Chicago Bears last season for a sixth-round selection. He appeared in 11 regular season games for the Patriots in 2015, recording two tackles.

Former Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn, who was with the Patriots when they acquired Bostic, took over as Lions general manager in January.

The Patriots filled Bostic’s roster spot by signing defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, the team announced Monday.

Johnson, 22, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of LSU after declaring early as a junior in 2014. He has played for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. He recorded two tackles for the Dolphins in 2014.

He notched seven sacks and 77 total tackles in three seasons at LSU.

Thumbnail photo via Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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