Brad Biggs: Do new deals for ‘hold-ins’ DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel bode well for Roquan Smith and the Chicago Bears? It’s hard to say.

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DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel opened training camp as “hold-ins” — reporting to camp but not participating until they landed new contracts — and the strategy quickly produced a massive pay raise for each. The terms were similar for the two wide receivers, who could have become free agents next March. Metcalf received a three-year, $72 million extension from the Seattle Seahawks with $58.2 million guaranteed, while Samuel got $71.55 million over three years from the San Francisco 49ers with $58.1 million guaranteed. Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James is another “hold-in,” and NFL Media has …

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