LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The standoff between the Chicago Bears and No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith appears to be over.
The Bears say they will make Smith available to reporters after Tuesday’s practice, amid reports that he and the team have a contract agreement in place. They did not say in a release late Monday night that he has signed.
Smith is the final pick from this year’s NFL draft class to reach an agreement – because of a hangup over the contract language. The two sides disagreed over whether the team would be allowed to take back guaranteed bonus money from him if he was suspended for disciplinary reasons, including a violation of the league’s new rule preventing players from leading with their helmet.
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