Roquan Smith unhappy with contract, will not participate in Bears’ training camp

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Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is heading into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, and he’s not happy that he hasn’t signed an extension yet.

As a result, Smith will not participate when veterans report to the Bears’ training camp tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

According to the report, the Bears’ best offer so far is something Smith would not “remotely consider.”

Smith said in April that he was “confident we’ll get everything taken care of,” but three months later he’s no longer so sure that everything can get done without taking the drastic effort of refusing to work until the Bears pay him.

9 responses to “Roquan Smith unhappy with contract, will not participate in Bears’ training camp

  1. The hits keep coming for the new regime. This is their biggest test yet – Roquan is literally only one of about three legitimate difference makers on the whole Bears roster and their best player on defense by quite a ways.

  2. I like Smith and all.. He’s a great player but wow.. He has never been happy with a contract. I’m wondering if the contract holds him accountable for missing all those tackles last year, could be the reason he’s upset with it.

  3. $20MM, 96MM and 167MM, there should be some room to work for the next few years.

    The hope is that the 167MM will be going towards a franchise QB.

    Pay the man.

  4. New regime, new scheme, new GM. Important to be there. Bears have enough question marks as it is. Do not need this headache.

  5. purpleguy says:
    July 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm
    Pay the man — he needs to replace those Lamborghinis he keeps abandoning.


    You’re a couple years off. That was Lance Briggs.

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