Offended, Roquan Smith wants to be traded

Offended, Roquan Smith wants to be traded

Linebacker Roquan Smith has asked the Chicago Bears to trade him to another NFL roster after his pride was sparked while negotiating a new contract.

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In a text published on his social networks, the 25-year-old athlete wrote in particular that the club’s new employees do not “appreciate” him and “try to take advantage of him” from the start. talks last April. He added that the request to leave the Illinois organization was “deeply painful” because he wanted to play in Chicago for his entire career.

Last offseason, the Bears hired a new general manager and head coach in Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus. According to NFL Network, the Bears offered Smith multiple contract offers, but none of them would have made him the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL.

The eighth overall pick of the 2018 draft is scheduled to play in 2022, the final year of his rookie contract. His name is currently on the list of players who are physically unable to play. However, he soon wants to present himself at the Bears’ training camp without taking part in the exercises.

Smith is one of the best defenders in Chicago. Last year he had 163 tackles in 17 games. This is a career highlight for him.

More fear than harm among the saints

Offended, Roquan Smith wants to be traded

The injury sustained by New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston in practice Monday is not considered serious.

A source who asked not to be known told the ESPN network on Tuesday.

Winston injured a foot during a seven-a-side practice session and was forced off the field and into the dressing room.

The 28-year-old athlete is currently making a comeback after being limited to seven games in 2021 due to a serious left knee injury.

During the games he played last year, Winston completed 59% of the passes he attempted for 1,170 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also the victim of three interceptions. The Saints went 5-2 when he was behind center.

Last March, the New Orleans-based organization awarded a new two-year deal worth a total of $28 million. He is expected to be the club’s starter again in 2022, but the Saints have also secured their backs by signing veteran Andy Dalton.