Roquan Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Scouts assess Justin Fields, Roquan Smith and the rest of the roster

    The Athletic "At the dawn of a new season and a new era in Bears football, many of their fans are optimistic about how the team will fare in 2022. Three talent evaluators who work for NFL teams — we will refer to them as Scout A, Scout B and Scout C — are less..." September 08

  • Roquan Smith’s strong take on potential of a Bears LB will excite Chicago fans

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears roster is filled with multiple players who have much to prove in the coming season, including linebacker Nicholas Morrow. The Bears are slated to roll out a 4-3 base defense this year, with Roquan Smith set to once again lead the team’s linebacker group. He..." September 03

  • Roquan Smith says he’s all-in on Bears’ season, not thinking about contract

    SI "The next deadline in the Roquan Smith negotiation with the Bears for a contract extension is 3 p.m. March 7, 2023. That's when the Bears must have decided when to apply a franchise tag to their veteran linebacker and defensive leader. None of that is a concern to Smith..." September 01

  • Ryan Poles: I have faith Roquan Smith will have a good year and we’ll work on our relationship

    Pro Football Talk "Bears linebacker Roquan Smith told reporters this week that he’s no longer thinking about his contract situation, instead focusing on having a strong season in 2022. He noted that he doesn’t plan to talk to General Manager Ryan Poles about an..." September 01

  • Bears LB Roquan Smith returns to practice, will play out his contract

    The Athletic "The hold-in for Roquan Smith is over. The Bears linebacker was back on the practice field Saturday for the first time during this year’s training camp. He confirmed after practice that he will play out the rest of his contract, set to expire after the 2022..." August 20

  • NFL warns teams against contact with Roquan Smith or his camp without Bears permission

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, PFT reported that someone was calling teams claiming to represent Bears linebacker Roquan Smith in an effort to spur trade talks that would get him out of Chicago. That was problematic because Smith currently doesn’t have an agent and also..." August 15

  • Someone is calling teams on behalf of Roquan Smith to solicit trade interest

    Pro Football Talk "An awkward situation between the Bears and linebacker Roquan Smith could soon be getting even more awkward. Per a league source, a person purporting to represent Smith has been calling other teams in order to gauge potential trade interest. It’s a problem for..." August 12

  • NFL teams reportedly don’t view Roquan Smith as All-Pro player

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith wanted to stay with the team that drafted him and become one of the highest paid NFL players at his position. After requesting a trade following unproductive talks with the franchise, his chances of getting what he wants may prove..." August 11

  • Matt Eberflus: Ask Roquan Smith why he’s not practicing after he was cleared

    Pro Football Talk "Bears head coach Matt Eberflus did not sound happy with linebacker Roquan Smith today. Smith has been cleared from the physically unable to perform list and is healthy enough to practice, but he’s sitting out as he seeks a trade to a team that will give him a lucrative..." August 11

  • Roquan Smith Seeking $20MM Per Year?

    Pro Football Rumors "Coming off the Bears’ active/PUP list Wednesday, Roquan Smith is waging a hold-in measure. In his trade request sent Tuesday, the fifth-year linebacker said the Bears have submitted a “take it or leave it offer” that would hurt the market. The Bears..." August 11

  • Top 5 Trade Destinations For Bears' Roquan Smith

    CBS Sports "Roquan Smith's time with the Chicago Bears may soon be coming to an end. The All-Pro linebacker officially requested a trade out of the organization on Monday due to a lack of productive contract talks. Smith is entering the final year of his deal and noted that the..." August 09

  • Ryan Poles: My intention is to make sure Roquan Smith is a Bear

    Pro Football Talk "Bears linebacker Roquan Smith went public with his desire to be traded on Tuesday morning and General Manager Ryan Poles offered a response from the team at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Poles said he was disappointed that things have progressed to this point..." August 09

  • Bears LB Roquan Smith demands trade amid contract squabble

    Clutch Points "The contract dispute between Roquan Smith and the Chicago Bears have reached a boiling point. The star linebacker has been angling for a new contract extension since the start of the training camp. After failing to get his wish, he has decided that he wants out of the team. Roquan Smith has now..." August 09

  • Latest On Bears LB Roquan Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "Many of the biggest names around the NFL have reported to their team’s training camps already, or are expected to when practices begin later this week. The situation is significantly different in Chicago as it pertains to linebacker Roquan Smith.  NFL Network’s..." July 25

  • Extension Candidate: Roquan Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "Although the Bears have a new regime in place, one that has gutted the previous staff’s front seven, Roquan Smith‘s status with the organization still appears secure. One season, at a fifth-year option price of $9.74MM, remains on the linebacker’s rookie..." May 31

  • Girl on TikTok Accuses Bears LB Roquan Smith Of Sexual Assault, Posts Alleged Proof

    Total Pro Sports "Roquan Smith’s name is trending on social media this week for all the wrong reasons. The Chicago Bears linebacker is being accused by a young lady of sexual assault. A woman reportedly made a TikTok insinuating that Roquan Smith sexually assaulted her while he was attending..." May 25