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The Ravens are acquiring LB Roquan Smith from the Bears for 2nd- and 5th-round NFL Draft picks. Smith is in the final year of his rookie contract, so we'd bet on an extension with Baltimore following. His arrival likely means the end of full playing time for Ravens LB Patrick Queen. They'll likely start together, but the move for Smith signals dissatisfaction with the middle of the defense. Queen has become a full-timer this season after seeing 80% and then 76% the previous 2 seasons. Smith's departure from Chicago leaves tackle upside for LB Nicholas Morrow, who was already playing full-time snaps. Joe Thomas stands 3rd among Bears LBs in playing time currently and might be the top candidate to absorb vacated snaps.

Update: The Ravens are also sending LB A.J. Klein to the Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll likely get at least a shot at stepping into Smith's vacated role.

Bears LB Roquan Smith is active for today's game against the Texans. He missed practice all week with a hip injury and hit Sunday looking like a true game-time decision. There's risk to playing Smith in IDP lineups. But if he's ready for full playing time, then the numbers should follow. CB Jaylon Johnson (quad) is inactive.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. He missed practice all week and doesn't look like a great bet for Week 3 IDP lineups. CB Jaylon Johnson (quad) is also questionable after a Thursday injury that sidelined him Friday.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hip) missed Wednesday's practice. Smith didn't miss a single snap of Week 2, which would seem to indicate it's not serious. We'll watch his participation level through the week.

Bears LB Roquan Smith practiced with his team for the 1st time in training camp Saturday, ending his "hold in." Smith has reportedly decided to play out the final year of his rookie contract. It's not a shocking move, as Smith has little leverage in his quest for a contract extension. We haven't move him down our rankings through the hold in. We'll see what happens with Smith and the Bears beyond this season.

The Bears this week activated LB Roquan Smith off the PUP list, but he remains out of practice. The veteran, of course, has been staging a "hold in" throughout camp in search of a contract extension. We still have yet to see any word on what "injury" landed him on the PUP in the 1st place. HC Matt Eberflus deflected questions on why Smith remains out of practice and whether the team will now fine him for not taking part. This is a nasty situation that seems likely to impact Smith's regular-season outlook -- barring the trade that he recently requested.

Bears LB Roquan Smith announced Tuesday morning that he has requested a trade. The former 1st-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract and has been unsatisfied with the team's extension offers. "The new front office regime doesn't value me here," Smith wrote. "They've refused to negotiate in good faith. 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." This sure doesn't sound like an impasse that can be worked out, with Smith saying he has been trying since April to get a "fair" deal. We'll see whether a trade market materializes. Otherwise, we might see the 25-year-old hold out into the regular season.

Bears LB Roquan Smith has reported to training camp, despite a report that he planned to hold out. The team has placed him on the physically unable to perform list, however, and we have yet to see a specified injury. Smith is in the final year of his rookie contract and seeking an extension, but it doesn't sound like the 2 sides have been close. We'll see where this apparent "hold in" goes.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Bears LB Roquan Smith plans to hold out at the start of training camp. Smith is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and reportedly "has not yet received an offer he would remotely consider" on an extension. We're not adjusting our IDP projections on this but will certainly be watching Smith's status during camp.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Vikings. That's not surprising, given that he played last week and finished the practice week with a full workout. DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) is also active. Both players entered the night questionable.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. He managed just 1 limited practice this week (Friday) and still carries some risk, but it's tough to sit fantasy's top-scoring LB unless you're loaded at the position.

Bears LB Roquan Smith is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He missed the first 2 days of practice with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of the Thanksgiving game. Smith did return for a limited Friday workout, but he looks risky even if active. Weigh that risk as you compare Smith to your other IDP options. We’ll update his status Sunday morning. The Bears have also ruled DL Akiem Hicks out for the game

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