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Lions acquire Patriots LB Jon Bostic for conditional pick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired New England Patriots linebacker Jon Bostic.

Detroit made the trade Monday, giving up a conditional draft choice.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn saw Bostic up close last year as the Patriots’ director of pro scouting.

Bostic started in one game and played in 11 last season for the Patriots after starting in 17 games the previous two seasons for the Chicago Bears. He has made 140 tackles, including two sacks, intercepted one pass and recovered a fumble.

Chicago drafted Bostic, the former Florida standout, in the second round of the 2013 draft.

The Patriots also signed defenseman Anthony Johnson. Johnson entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Dolphins in 2014 out of LSU. The 6-foot-2, 317-pounder, made the Miami 53-man roster as a rookie and played in seven games, recording two tackles and recovering a fumble.

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