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Atlanta Falcons Star Wants Team To Trade For Roquan Smith

Roquan Smith’s former college teammate wants him to join the Atlanta Falcons.

On Tuesday, Smith asked for a trade out of Chicago because he felt the Bears were negotiating his new contract in bad faith.

“Unfortunately, the new front office regime doesn’t value me here,” Smith wrote. “They’ve refused to negotiate in good faith, every step of this journey has been ‘take it or leave it.’ The deal sent to me is one that would be bad for myself, and for the entire LB market if I signed it. I’ve been trying to get something done that’s fair since April, but their focus has been on trying to take advantage of me.

“I wanted to be a Bear for my entire career, help this team bring a Super Bowl back to our city. However, they have left me no choice than to request a trade that allows me to play for an organization that truly values what I bring to the table.”

“I haven’t had the chance to talk to the McCaskey family, and maybe they can salvage this,” he wrote, “but as of right now I don’t see a path back to the organization I truly love.”

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson, who played with alongside Smith for two seasons in Chicago, is campaigning for Atlanta to trade for his old college teammate by going as far as to changing his Twitter avatar to Roquan Smith.