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Bears sign LB Roquan Smith after holdout

6 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

CHICAGO - The Chicago Bears have signed first-round draft pick Roquan Smith after a holdout by the linebacker over his contract.
A person familiar with the situation said Smith has agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The Bears have not disclosed terms.
Smith was the No. 8 overall selection in April's draft after starring at Georgia.
Smith is the final pick from this year's NFL draft class to reach an agreement. He and the...
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Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

6 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Smith was holding out from his rookie contract due to some of the language that could have prohibited him from getting guaranteed money.
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Why Roquan Smith can make an immediate impact with the Bears

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

He's behind after a holdout, but Roquan Smith has the skill set to make a smooth transition to the NFL and significantly upgrade the Bears' defense.
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Bears, Roquan Smith reached a compromise on issue of voided guarantees

6 monthes ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith missed nearly three weeks of training camp due to a fight over the specific circumstances that would result in his future guarantees being voided. The Bears proposed broad language that would have voided guarantees if, for example, Smith had been suspended for violating the new helmet rule or for getting into
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