Bostic won't be suspended for his hit on Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (concussion) during Sunday's win, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Dalton had given himself up and was sliding to the ground when Bostic lowered his shoulder and administered a violent hit on the quarterback's head, forcing him to leave the game and enter concussion protocol. Bostic was ejected for his actions, but it appears the league won't hand him any further discipline. A hefty fine could still be on the docket, but Bostic should remain in his starting middle linebacker role when Washington resumes play Week 9 against the Giants.
Bostic has a team-high 37 tackles (21 solo) at the quarter point of the 2020 season.
Playing every available snap on defense, Bostic has recorded seven or more tackles in each game, including a season-high 14 in the Week 4 loss to Baltimore. He also has two sacks and four QB hits, but that aspect of his production isn't likely to continue, as PFF has charted Bostic with 132 coverage snaps and only 16 plays rushing the passer. A 52.2 PFF grade puts him only 40th among 79 qualified linebackers, but the volume remains steady for IDP production. Bostic should have another solid performance Week 5, facing a Rams offense that has the third-most rush attempts (134) in the NFL.
Bostic had seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 30-15 loss to Arizona, playing 100 percent of snaps on defense.
Bostic also had seven tackles, a sack and 100 percent snap share in the season opener, with both he and Kevin Pierre-Louis handling three-down roles. Bostic had only 105 tackles (56 solo) and one sack in a similar role last season, but he's on track for much bigger numbers this year, in part because he's been so successful as a blitzer (four QB hits). He should have another busy day Week 3 at Cleveland.
Bostic signed a two-year, $6.6 million contract with Washington on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bostic will return to the team he spent the 2019 campaign with. He started all 16 games at inside linebacker last season and piled up a career-high 105 tackles, so he figures to be back in the same role when the 2020 season kicks off.
Bostic started all 16 games for Washington in 2019, accruing 105 tackles (56 solo), one sack and one interception while playing 91.1 percent of defensive snaps.
The 28-year-old signed a one-year contract in May, shortly after the team lost Reuben Foster to an ACL tear. Mason Foster was released shortly thereafter, leaving Bostic, Cole Holcomb and Shaun Dion Hamilton to take most of the snaps at inside linebacker. Holcomb served as the run thumper and Hamilton as the coverage specialist, with Bostic landing somewhere in between and thus getting the most snaps of the bunch. With his contract expiring and a new coaching staff in town, Bostic won't necessarily stick around in Washington for 2020.
Bostic made five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants.
Bostic has been credited with at least five tackles in four-straight games and has not logged fewer than four since Week 1. Each new tackle he makes is a new career high and his next one will be his 100th of the season.
Bostic logged five solo tackles and broke up a pass in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Bostic needs four tackles to break his career high of 97 set in 2017 with the Colts. His next opportunity will come against the Giants in Week 16.
Bostic was credited with five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
After seven straight weeks of seven or more tackles, Bostic's numbers have been a bit down of late. He has no more than five tackles in three of his last five contests and no more than seven in any game during that stretch.
Bostic recorded seven tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
It was Bostic's first interception of the season and just the second of his six-year career. With 72 tackles on the season, the Florida product needs just two more to pass last year's total.
Bostic had nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Thursday's 19-9 loss to the Vikings.
Bostic tied his second-highest tackle total of the season while also recording his first sack of the year. The 27-year-old ranks second on the team with 60 tackles (34 solo) through eight games.
Bostic made eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Dolphins.
Bostic and Cole Holcomb are tied for second among the Redskins with 44 tackles this season, trailing only Landon Collins. He continues to get a large snap share, so he'll look to keep it going in Week 7 against the 49ers.
Bostic had 11 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Bostic played all but six defensive snaps Sunday and has come on strong the last few weeks after recording only two assisted tackles in the season opener. The 28-year-old has 29 tackles (13 solo) through four games, which ranks second behind Landon Collins on the Redskins' defense.
Bostic recorded nine tackles (five solo) across 66 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Bears.
Bostic fared well against his former team, as he was second on the team in tackles. He now has 18 tackles on the season, playing in just about 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps.
Bostic is calling plays for the Washington defense, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
The Redskins signed Bostic in late May, shortly after Reuben Foster suffered a season-ending knee injury. The team then cut Mason Foster in July, leaving Bostic to compete with a bunch of young players -- Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest), Josh Harvey-Clemons, Cole Holcomb -- for snaps at inside linebacker. The 28-year-old didn't take long to lock down a starting job, with his role as the defensive play caller hinting at a three-down workload to come. Bostic thus has an opportunity for his first pro season with triple-digit tackles, following a 2018 campaign in Pittsburgh with 73 tackles across 560 defensive snaps and 145 special teams snaps.
Bostic took the first snap at inside linebacker at training camp Thursday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
With Washington having cut Mason Foster earlier this week and Reuben Foster (knee) set to miss the entire 2019 season, Bostic has plenty of opportunity before him. The 28-year-old will compete with Shaun Dion Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Cole Holcomb for playing time during training camp, and he could conceivably secure a starting job if he impresses. Bostic notched 73 tackles (46 solo), 2.5 sacks and three passes defended across 16 games with the Steelers in 2018.
Bostic agreed to a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
The terms of Bostic's deal aren't clear, but he may have come cheap after Pittsburgh just released him one season into a two-year, $4 million pact. The 28-year-old registered 73 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups over 16 games last season, but his pace noticeably slipped down the stretch. With Washington, he'll need to fend off Shaun Dion Hamilton and fifth-round rookie Cole Holcolm for snaps next to Mason Foster, but someone needs to fill in for Reuben Foster (knee), who was tapped as the replacement for Zach Brown before suffering a season-ending ACL tear Monday. Brown averaged 112.5 tackles in his two seasons with Washington before leaving in free agency.
Bostic was released by the Steelers on Saturday.
The move isn't overly surprising after the Steelers traded up to draft Devin Bush with the 10th pick during the first round of the draft. Bostic also played a reduced role down the stretch for the Steelers, so it seems as though he fell out of favor with the coaching staff. The veteran linebacker will spend the 2019 season with his at least his fifth different team in the last five years.
Bostic failed to record any tackles during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
After averaging 45 defensive snaps per game the first 11 games of the season, Bostic's playing time took a huge hit, as he averaged just 13 defensive snaps for each of the last five games. This culminated with a season-low six snaps in the season finale. Playing in all 16 games, Bostic finished the 2018 season with 73 tackles -- including 2.5 sacks -- the most he has had in one season over his six-year career. There is no clear explanation for his reduced role during the stretch run, and he'll head into 2019 on the last year of his current contract.
Bostic had just one tackle during Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers.
Bostic entered the game leading the Steelers in tackles, but he managed to record only one all game, and not until the Chargers' final drive at that. With 67 tackles on the season, he still owns a share of the team lead with Vince Williams, but Pittsburgh will need Bostic to bounce back after dropping its second straight game. Week 14 has the Steelers heading to Oakland, where Pittsburgh hasn't won since 1995.
Bostic totaled six tackles (two solo) during the Steelers' 20-16 win against Jacksonville on Sunday.
Bostic leads the defense with 62 tackles through 10 games and will look to add to that total in Week 12 against the Broncos. In their last meeting, the Steelers lost a 2015 playoff game 23-16, although both teams looked quite different than those that will take the field this time.
|Sun 09/13||vs PHI||W 27-17||5||2||7||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/20||@ ARI||L 15-30||5||3||8||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ CLE||L 20-34||5||3||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs BAL||L 17-31||6||8||14||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LAR||L 10-30||2||3||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ NYG||L 19-20||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs DAL||W 25-3||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NYG||L 20-23||2||5||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ DET||L 27-30||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs CIN||W 20-9||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/26||@ DAL||W 41-16||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
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