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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 16:  Jon Bostic #57 of the Chicago Bears during the first half of a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 21-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Getty Images

Linebacker Jon Bostic is headed back to the NFC North.

The Patriots have traded Bostic to the Lions in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. Field Yates of reports that it is a 2017 seventh-round pick, although there’s no word on the conditions that would convey that pick to New England.

Bostic started his career as a 2013 second-round pick of the Bears and was traded to the Patriots last September and had two tackles in 11 regular season appearances. He played 29 games and made 17 starts for the Bears in his first two seasons.

The Lions currently have DeAndre Levy, Tahir Whitehead, Josh Bynes, Kyle Van Noy, Brandon Copeland 2016 fifth-rounder Antwione Williams and Stephen Tulloch at linebacker, although it’s been expected for some time that they will be parting ways with Tulloch.

Lions acquire Jon Bostic in trade with Patriots –