The Washington Redskins signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic on Wednesday, the team announced.
Bostic's signing comes two days after Reuben Foster suffered a torn ACL during practice. Foster was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move.
The former Steeler was released by Pittsburgh following last month's NFL draft. He started 14 games in 2018 and accumulated 73 tackles to go along with 2.5 sacks.
Bostic will likely compete for starting snaps at inside linebacker with Mason Foster, Josh Harvey-Clemons, and Shaun Dion Hamilton.
Foster, meanwhile, is believed to have suffered additional damage to his knee and is meeting with medical specialists to determine the full extent of the injury.