Bears “working through” whether Roquan Smith travels to London

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The Bears deactivated linebacker Roquan Smith for Sunday’s game against the Vikings and it’s unclear whether he will return to action in Week Five.

Personal matters were cited as the reason why Smith did not play and head coach Matt Nagy did not elaborate on Smith’s situation after the 16-6 victory. During a Monday appearance on WBBM Newsradio, the coach did not say whether Smith will travel to London with the team to face the Raiders.

“We’ll see,” Nagy said. “We’re still working through all that. We’ll see where that goes.”

Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski took Smith’s spot in the lineup and posted nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

“I’m proud of the way he stepped up,” linebacker Danny Trevathan said, via 670 The Score. “When he came in, I knew there was going to be no letdown, no letup.”

The Bears may be counting on Kwiatkoski again this week.

18 responses to “Bears “working through” whether Roquan Smith travels to London

  1. You have to wonder if Smith got into some kind of trouble, not saying he did but it makes you wonder.

  2. So the rumor is that he was drunk and his Ferrari ran into a parked car near a collection of bars in River North the other night, and that he walked away before the cops showed up.

    Just a rumor right now.

  3. Roquan is great, but Kwiatkoski is a player. I would let Roquan deal with whatever he is dealing with and ride #44 in London vs. Oakland.

    This is also as good a spot as any to wish David Bakhtiari a Happy 28th Birthday!🎈🎉

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    The best division in football has 3 legendary franchises battling it out for the crown. Gotta love it!


  4. Good thing he held out when drafted to get rid of the “conduct clauses” affecting his guaranteed money.

  5. If the rumor is true, Khalil and Akiem need to administer a few shots upside the head and sit Roquan down for a talking to. The kid has a chance to be a megastar in a special situation with the Bears but it doesn’t take too many missteps like this to screw it all up.

  6. I heard he does yacht parties or in his case probably booze cruises downtown, haha. no big deal if he does, I would. I wouldn’t be surprised if he crashed his Ferrari into parked car. Honestly, i think he is way overrated, he wouldn’t have played better than Kwiatkowski against Vikings. I would have preferred the Bears drafted Leighton Vander Esch. Now that guy is a beast.

  7. I don’t know what happened but Roquan Smith is a great player and far from overrated. Kwiatkowski had a great game yesterday against a weak Qb but he’s not even in the same league as Smith. Hope Smith gets his act together because he’s hurting his team right now and that’s a shame

  8. Hey, it’s not like they needed him after watching that new guy truck over Cook on that blitz.

    And geez, driving a Ferrari while intoxicated will not draw any attention whatsoever. . . . .

  9. Cowboys fan here who only watched part of game. I can say I saw some extraordinary plays out of Nick Kwiatkoski yesterday that made me say who the eff is that LB. His reaction to play and the plays he made on the ball this day anyway was all pro material. I know he is not Roquan Smith don’t get it twisted, but for this one game nobody could have played better. So be superstitious and do all the same stuff next week and hope for the same result.

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