CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed first-round draft pick Roquan Smith after a holdout by the linebacker over his contract.A person familiar with the situation said Smith has agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The Bears have not disclosed terms.Smith was the No. 8 overall selection in April’s draft after starring at Georgia.Smith is the final pick from this year’s NFL draft class to reach an agreement. He and the Bears disagreed over whether the team would be allowed to take back guaranteed bonus money if he was suspended for disciplinary reasons Prince Amukamara Jersey
, including a violation of the league’s new rule preventing players from leading with their helmet.Smith participated in offseason activities, but has been absent since Chicago reported to camp on July 19 and has missed two preseason games. The Bears visit Denver on Saturday.Chicago has finished last in the NFC North four straight years and fired coach John Fox and replaced him with Matt Nagy after last season. The Bears used the 44th overall choice on Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen in 2017.They selected Shaheen before Joe Mixon, Cooper Kupp, Alvin Kamara, JuJu Smith-Schuster and George Kittle were selected in what is looking like a draft of missed opportunities for the Bears. (See Trubisky https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Adam-Shaheen-Jersey
, Mitchell.)Shaheen has started only 13 games and made only 26 catches for 249 yards and four touchdowns.On Sunday, the Bears made Shaheen a healthy scratch.“We want all of our players to be able to be completely detailed and play hard and do everything they can to be the best player they can be,” Bears coach Matt Nagy explained Monday, mincing no words, via Arthur Arkush of Pro Football Weekly.Nagy would not commit to Shaheen’s return to the lineup.“We’re still working through all of that Mitchell Trubisky Color Rush Jersey
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, Holtz 19 and Burton 20.