Is Jon Bostic A Favorite To Start At Inside Linebacker?

Intro: Signed more than a month into free agency, Jon Bostic could very well be starting for the Colts come September. Has Bostic emerged at the crowded inside linebacker position battle?

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INDIANAPOLIS – December 27, 2015.

That was the last time Jon Bostic played in an NFL football game.

A foot injury last August sidelined Bostic for all of the 2016 season.

From his freshman year of high school to his second season in the NFL, Bostic did not miss a game due to injury.

Now, it's one of the most popular topics in an interview session with the 2013 second-round pick.

Dripping in sweat after a minicamp practice earlier this month, Bostic is healthy again, and turning some heads on the coaching staff.

"I'm excited to come into the season finally healthy and I'm ready to get out and show them what I can do," the 26-year-old Bostic says.

"For me, I can't wait. I haven't been able to get under the lights in a long time. I'm counting down the days."

Bostic comes to the Colts with 18 career starts in three playing seasons.

Stops in Chicago, New England and Detroit have brought Bostic to Indianapolis, where the search for two starting inside linebackers is rampant.

Throughout the offseason program, Bostic was a popular name for praise among the inside linebackers.

"Jon Bostic has done a great job," Chuck Pagano said.

"This Jon Bostic character," said defensive coordinator Ted Monachino, "he's a guy that can do an awful lot of things very well."

It's clear that Bostic is a name that could be separating himself from the handful of inside linebackers competing for the open starting jobs.

Health. Health. Health.

That's the key for Bostic.

"I feel like I fit in well," Bostic said of his new home with the Colts.

"I know what I can do when I'm healthy. The main thing for me is just staying healthy. I can cover, play the run, so I'm not really worried about that stuff. I'm healthy and am having fun.*"

Highlights from day two of the Colts veteran mini camp.

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