Roquan Smith left the Chicago Bears a little over a month ago when the team dealt the All-Pro linebacker to the Ravens for a pair of draft picks. In a recent story from The Athletic, Roquan Smith explains why leaving the Bears was a difficult venture.
Bears general manager Ryan Poles apparently told Smith that he would be the centerpiece of their defense even though both sides couldn’t come to terms on a long-term deal. Even still, Poles told him “numerous times” that he didn’t plan on trading him. Then he went back on his word and actually did it.
“I thought Poles would ship me out, but he told me numerous times, ‘I don’t plan to trade you at all,’” Smith said. “So I was like, ‘I guess I won’t be going anywhere.’ He said we’d talk at the end of the season.”
In five games played for the Ravens, he has recorded 37 tackles and two sacks. He also recorded an interception this past Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Unlike the Bears, the Ravens are actually playing for a playoff spot and are looking to make some noise.
Lamar Jackson missed practice several times this week as he is still out with a knee injury. That means it’s unlikely that he’ll play in Saturday’s game at Cleveland.
Back-up Tyler Huntley might be in line to start that game. However, he remains in concussion protocol after having to leave Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.
The Browns are a field goal favorite for Saturday’s game in Cleveland.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.