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Bears linebacker Roquan Smith won’t report to camp

Oct 10, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith (58) tackles Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) during a game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Inside linebacker Roquan Smith will not report to Chicago Bears training camp Tuesday as he looks for a contract extension from the team, NFL Network reported Monday.

Smith is entering the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. No offer to date for Smith has brought him close to a new deal, the report said.

The eighth overall selection of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia, Smith has amassed 524 tackles, 14 sacks and five interceptions over his first four NFL seasons (61 games).

Smith started all 33 games of the past two regular seasons for Chicago and earned second-team All-Pro honors both years. He posted a career-high 163 tackles in 2021, which ranked fifth in the league.

–Field Level Media