One day after trading outside linebacker Jared Allen to the Panthers, the Bears on Tuesday dealt inside linebacker Jonathan Bostic to the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick.
Bostic missed the first three games of the season with an ankle injury after sitting out much of the offseason program and training camp. Since being selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Florida, he has appeared in 29 games with 17 starts.
Last season Bostic led the Bears with 127 tackles and five tackles-for-loss despite missing three games during the middle of the season with a back injury.
Bostic's departure leaves just four players on the Bears' 53-man roster who were drafted by the team from 2009-13: Linebacker Shea McClellin (2012 first round), receiver Alshon Jeffery (2012 second round), tackle Kyle Long (2013 first round) and receiver Marquess Wilson (2013 seventh round).