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Eddie Jackson Tweets Reaction to Roquan Smith Trade

Adam Taylor McKillop
Chicago Bears defender Eddie Jackson tweets his reaction to the Roquan Smith trade.
Chicago Bears defender Eddie Jackson tweets his reaction to the Roquan Smith trade. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Chicago Bears had an interesting trade deadline. After trading away starting defenders Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith, the Bears then acquired talented young wideout Chase Claypool. The Claypool deal signals the front office's commitment to surrounding Justin Fields with talent, but that doesn't take away any sting from losing a pair of veteran defenders.

Starting safety Eddie Jackson took to Twitter when he learned of the Smith trade and tweeted his immediate reaction.

It's a simple reaction. Jackson tweeted the "high five" emoji, a symbol that is also used to indicate "praying hands" in other situations.

Jackson's reaction is an important one considering he remains one of the longest tenured Bears player on the defensive side of the ball. Some even speculated the All-Pro talent's days in Chicago could be numbered. Jackson is under contract until at least 2024, but it's clear the new front office led by Ryan Poles is cleaning house.

Smith joined the Bears just one year after Jackson's rookie campaign. The two played as collegiate rivals with Smith suiting up for the Georgia Bulldogs and Jackson with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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