Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Release LB Jon Bostic Published 4 months ago on April 27, 2019 By Donnie Druin 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailJust hours after the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released inside linebacker Jon Bostic. Bostic, who joined the team before the 2018 season, started alongside MLB Vince Williams and primarily provided run-stuffing abilities. Pro Football Focus graded Bostic as the second-most efficient tackler in the NFL last season. The Steelers selected three linebackers in the 2019 NFL Draft, most notably Devin Bush, the team’s first round selection. The release of Bostic will leave the team in $700,000 in dead cap, while saving $1.8 million for 2019. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Bostic was only considered a temporary fix for the Steelers hole at the middle linebacker position while GM Kevin Colbert found his replacement for Ryan Shazier. Now that Bush (along with the other two linebackers Sutton Smith and Ulysses Gilbert) have arrived, the need for Bostic was no more. The path for Bush to earn the starting position next to Williams has now been paved completely clear with the release of Bostic. 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredJon BosticPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Steelers Place Ryan Shazier on PUP List Don't Miss Steelers Select TE Zach Gentry With 141st Overall Pick Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral 1 Comment 1 Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection 1 Comment threads 0 Thread replies 0 Followers Most reacted comment Hottest comment thread 0 Comment authors Recent comment authors This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe newest oldest most voted Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Place Ryan Shazier on PUP List[…] The Steelers drafted Michigan linebacker Devin Bush in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday. He is expected to be Shazier’s spiritual replacement as the Steelers inside linebacker. Veteran Jon Bostic, who was signed as a free agent before the 2018 season, was released on Saturday. […] Vote Up0Vote Down ReplyApril 29, 2019 1:02 pm Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers4 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis5 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers15 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers15 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!