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Bears exercise option on LB Roquan Smith


by - Senior Editor -

Good news for fans in the Windy City.

The Chicago Bears have decided to exercise their fifth-year option on standout linebacker Roquan Smith according to multiple reports.

Smith will be paid a guaranteed $9.375 million in 2022. Good move to lock up one of the best young players on your squad.

He had an impressive 2020 season with a career-high 139 tackles including four sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble.

He was the 8th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Bears.

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