Bears LB Roquan Smith requests trade out of Chicago

Roquan Smith's desire for a lucrative contract extension has yet to be addressed, and his camp's patience is running thin.

The linebacker has formally requested a trade

The new front office regime doesn't value me here

They've refused to negotiate in good faith, every step of this journey has been 'take it or leave it'

The deal sent to me is one that would be bad for myself, and for the entire LB market if I signed it.

I've been trying to get something done that's fair since April, but their focus has been on trying to take advantage of me.

I wanted to be a Bear for my entire career, help this team bring a (Super Bowl) back to our city.

However, they have left me no choice than to request a trade that allows me to play for an organization that truly values what I bring to the table.

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