Vic Fangio Calls Out Roquan Smith's Holdout.

Published August 1, 2018 at 4:06 PM

The Chicago Bears and rookie Roquan Smith's stand off continues and defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, doesn't seem to happy about it. The #8 overall pick in the 2018 draft remains the only unsigned first round pick at this point and many continue to state the linebacker is missing some very valuable time with the team. It also causes problems for the team as a whole as Smith's holdout has now surpassed 10 practices. It's to the point that Fangio has had to start to prepare for the season as if his rookie linebacker won't be here all season. «Obviously, it's not advantageous to anybody that he's not here, and I'll just leave it at that,» Fangio said Tuesday. «Talk to Ryan and his salary-cap guys about that.»
What makes it even more frustrating is that everybody including Fangio knows that Smith could potentially be a huge part of the team's defense, a leading player on a defense that continues to improve every year. «I think he has the potential to be a good player — a really good player,» Fangio said. «I would have loved to have him here the first day. But we'll adapt and adjust and get him ready.»
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