INDIANAPOLIS – The sun keeps on rising and Chris Ballard continues to add bodies to his roster.
On Thursday afternoon, the Colts signed veteran inside linebacker Jon Bostic.
Bostic, 6-1 and 245 pounds, was a second-round pick in 2013 and has played in 40 career games (18 starts). He has 140 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and four passes defensed.
The Chicago Bears was the home for Bostic from 2013-14. He's also made stops in New England and Detroit.
Ballard was a scout for the Bears when Chicago took Bostic in the second round of the 2013 Draft.
A foot injury kept Bostic off the field all last season for the Lions. An early September foot injury sent Bostic to injured reserve.
Bostic's career path has included two trades (from Chicago to New England in 2015, and then from New England to Detroit in May of 2016)
The signing of Bostic is the 12th outside free agent the Colts have brought in this offseason. Bostic is the eighth different front seven body the Colts have inked in 2017.
With Bostic now in the mix, the Colts have signed two veteran inside linebackers to compete for playing time this year. Sean Spence (19 career starts) was signed last month.
Both Antonio Morrison (4 career starts) and Edwin Jackson (8 career starts) are back for the Colts.
At last month's league meetings, Chuck Pagano said the competition at inside linebacker was wide open for the team's two starting spots.
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