November 17, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Jon Bostic (1) points during the second half against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 23-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Sign Second-Round Pick Jon Bostic to Four-Year Deal


The NFC North continues to get their 2013 NFL Draft selections under contract in a fast and furious manner. The latest rookie player to agree to terms with his new team  former Florida Gators linebacker and second-round pick Jon Bostic. With Bostic under contract with the Chicago Bears, he has become the highest drafted player to sign his rookie deal — the honor previously went to Larry Warford of the Detroit Lions, who signed earlier today.

Chicago announced the signing of Bostic on Twitter Thursday afternoon:

Bostic was the No. 50 overall player to be drafted in last month’s draft.

The former Gator is not expected to immediately start at middle linebacker because free agent signee D.J. Williams is the favorite to start that position, but Bostic is the team’s middle linebacker of the future.

His initial reps in the starting linebacker will likely come at strong side backer.

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