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Blockbuster Roquan Smith Trade Details Have Emerged

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In a shocking trade announced Monday afternoon, the Chicago Bears sent star linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens. 

After an initial wave of reports simply noted that Smith had been dealt, ESPN's Adam Schefter took to twitter and announced the official compensation information pertaining to the trade. 

According to Schefter, the Bears are receiving a second and fifth-round pick from Baltimore in exchange for Smith. 

"Compensation update: Bears are trading LB Roquan Smith to the Ravens in exchange for second- and fifth-round picks, per source," Schefter said Monday. 

Chicago's decision to trade away Roquan Smith now makes two huge trades for the Bears in the last week. 

Last Wednesday, Chicago sent pass-rusher Robert Quinn to the Eagles in exchange for a fourth-round pick.

The addition of Smith, currently the NFL leader in tackles this season, should bolster a Baltimore defense currently ranked near the middle of the pack in most defensive metrics. 

Smith, who's started every game for Chicago since 2020, should immediately jump into the starting middle linebacker spot for Baltimore. 

The Ravens will look to fit Smith into their defense game plan in time for their Week 9 matchup against the Saints on Monday Night Football.