GM says Bears not discussing extension with Smith

Updated: October 10, 2012, 2:36 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- General manager Phil Emery says the Chicago Bears have not discussed a contract extension with coach Lovie Smith.

Emery said Wednesday there are simply "not enough hours in a day" during the season and that he prefers to negotiate during the offseason.

Smith's contract doesn't expire until after the 2013 season. The Bears are in a good spot heading into their off week with a 4-1 record and a share of the NFC North lead with Minnesota.

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