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Roquan Smith Writes Classy Letter to Bears Fans Before Ravens Debut

David Kaestle
Roquan Smith thanks the city of Chicago and its fans.
Roquan Smith thanks the city of Chicago and its fans. / Associated Press

Last week, ahead of the NFL's trade deadline, the Chicago Bears traded star linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens for a package of draft picks. Smith had been publicly vocal about wanting a new long term contract with the Bears and the struggles that were happening behind the scenes trying to agree on a deal.

Now a member of the Ravens, Smith penned a thank you letter on Monday to the Bears and the fans of Chicago following the trade.

It's a heartfelt note that shows how much his time in Chicago meant to him, and that he has memories that will impact his life forever. Leaving the team that made your NFL dreams come true can never be an easy pill to swallow, but Smith was always someone who acted with class and was a leader in the Bears locker room.

Now he moves on to Baltimore for his next chapter, where he will attempt to bring that same impact to another franchise historically known for its defense and stellar linebacker play.

Smith's first game in purple and black will come on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. The Ravens are 1.5-point road favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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