The New Orleans Saints cut linebacker Jon Bostic as part of a flurry of moves on Tuesday, and it isn’t a decision they’ll regret in 2022.
Bostic was signed a few weeks ago to add depth to the team’s linebacker room, but he along with several others ultimately got the axe. The former Commanders defender has since been picked up by his former team, and he should perform well there given he’s already familiar with the scheme.
At New Orleans, Bostic simply didn’t do enough to beat out players with more upside, and the only clear advantage he had was his plethora of experience.
Bostic was the one calling plays at one point during the Saints’ preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he put together a solid preseason overall.
NOLA Saints should be satisfied with their linebacker unit for 2022
The NFL journeyman has played for as many as five different teams in his career, and even though it didn’t work out with the Saints, it’s nice to see him return to Washington.
Bostic suffered a serious injury in 2021 that caused him to regress last year, yet he still offers plenty of value and starting-caliber experience and should finish his career somewhere other than New Orleans.
Heading into 2022, NOLA has two elite starters in the linebacker room in Demario Davis and Pete Werner, and the team has good depth with Baun, Kaden Elliss, and Andrew Dowell. The Saints may yet add one or two more reserve linebackers this season, but the fact that they cut a handful of veterans perhaps bodes the best for Werner, who is touted to get more starting snaps and enjoy a breakout season in his second year in the league.
Wishing the best to Jon Bostic in his future endeavors.