Roquan Smith requests trade from Chicago Bears

CHICAGO CHICAGO Bears linebacker Roquan Smith wrote in a statement that he's asked for a trade after talks between him and the team reached an impasse.

Smith released a statement that was published on the social networks of NFL Network on Tuesday. ESPN is now confirming the authenticity of these tweets.

The linebacker said in his journal that "new front office regime doesn't value me here,"

after Smith admitted to trying to negotiate an extension since the beginning of April.

"They've refused to negotiate in good faith," Smith wrote. "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."

Since the Bears took him in the eighth round in the 2018 draft Smith, the former Georgia star has recorded 14 sacks, while recording at least 101 tackles as well as an interception every season in which he's been a part.

Smith is expected to make $9.7 million during the final season of his rookie contract and was put on the physically unfit to play (PUP) list when he arrived at camp in July.

Smith 25, who is 25 years old, said that the Bears the management of "trying to take advantage of me,"

and claimed that the team "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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