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GM: No deal talks with Lovie Smith

Updated: October 10, 2012, 3:16 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery prefers to discuss a potential contract extension for head coach Lovie Smith at the end of the season, as opposed to now with the team in the midst of a 4-1 start.

Asked to shed light on a radio report that the organization and Smith had begun discussions about a new contract for Smith, the general manager smiled and quipped, "That's an interesting word -- 'light' -- because I kind of took that lighthearted when I heard it."

"I ...

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