Linebacker Roquan Smith’s refusal to practice appeared to irk Bears head coach Matt Eberflus on the same day that Chargers head coach Brandon Staley approached safety Derwin James in a different way.
The ultimate aim for both James and the Chargers, according to Staley, is to get James on the field this season with a deal that everyone feels is fair. Staley said he’s fine with James continuing to skip practice as he negotiates a new contract.
Of course, we would prefer to have Derwin there, but as I already indicated, I believe the contract negotiation is what matters the most to us, Staley said. “Keeping the main thing the main thing is first things first. The football-related issues will then be resolved on their own. Derwin has demonstrated outstanding patience and leadership throughout the process, as he usually does. He handled it quite nicely, in my opinion. The way his teammates handled it was excellent. We’re anticipating wonderful news soon.
There is no doubt that James and Staley will be able to cooperate moving forward, despite the fact that the conflict between Smith and the Bears seems tough to overcome.
Brandon Staley: Derwin James has handled the situation surrounding his contract very well. first published on Pro Football Talk
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