Report: Bears LB Roquan Smith ends holdout, agrees to deal

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith was the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Linebacker Roquan Smith, the only remaining unsigned draft pick, has agreed to terms on his four-year rookie contract.

Linebacker Roquan Smith, the only remaining unsigned draft pick, has agreed to terms on his four-year rookie contract with the Chicago Bears, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

The two sides are finalizing the language in the contract before Smith signs, according to the report.

Smith, the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, missed all of training camp, but the Chicago Tribune reported the deal is expected to be finalized in time for Smith to join the Bears for their joint practices against the Denver Broncos beginning Wednesday in Englewood, Colo.

Smith is slotted to earn $18 million guaranteed over four years. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the contract is expected to include about $11 million in bonuses.

Smith is expected to become a starter this season.

The holdup in Smith’s contract reportedly involved whether Smith would lose guaranteed money if he is ever suspended.

Comments


Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
New Comment
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange