The No. 8 pick from the 2018 draft has agreed to his rookie contract with the Bears.

By Khadrice Rollins
August 13, 2018

The only player from the 2018 draft who was still unsigned entering this week has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced Tuesday.

Linebacker Roquan Smith agreed to a four-year deal with $18 million guaranteed and $11 million in bonuses, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Smith ended his holdout and will report to training camp. 

"We’re looking forward to Roquan joining our team and getting him prepared for the 2018 season," Bears GM Ryan Pace said.

Depending on how Smith is doing in terms of physical condition, he could appear in the team's preseason game in Denver on Saturday.

Chicago took Smith with the No. 8 pick in April's draft. In 2017, the last of his three years at Georgia, Smith won SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was named an All-American.

Last season the Bears were top 10 in the NFL in yards allowed and points allowed per game. However, Chicago went just 5-11 to finish last in the NFC North for the fourth consecutive year and miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season.

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