Bears Not Exactly Jumping to Clarify the Roquan Smith Situation

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Bears Not Exactly Jumping to Clarify the Roquan Smith Situation

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With almost no warning, Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith wound up inactive for today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

With the scratch happening just before game time, it’s not a huge surprise we didn’t get more info than: “personal reasons.”

But if you were hoping to get some clarity from Head Coach Matt Nagy after the game, you’re going to be disappointed. The update is that it was a personal matter, and although Smith was on the sidelines for the game, the Bears aren’t even yet prepared to discuss if this is a one-game situation or a long-term matter.

It’s odd. You’re not wrong. It’s odd.

Folks are gonna do what they do – speculate and rumor monger – but until we know something firm on this, we’re gonna just keep our ears and eyes open. As you might expect, Smith was not available for questions after the game. Whatever is going on, I hope he and those close to him are OK.

Hopefully the matter is resolved soon and in a positive way (if that’s possible), and Smith is able to be right back in there for the trip to London this week.

To his credit, Nick Kwiatkoski filled in incredibly for Smith today, including this beaut:

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.