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Bears aren’t awarded a compensatory draft pick
Thirty-two compensatory draft picks were awarded to 13 teams Monday — but the Bears weren’t one of them.
The team missed out by one, with the league handing out 32 picks and the Bears finishing 33rd in the league’s points system used to judge lost free agents.
NFL rules state that teams that lose more compensatory free agents than they add in the previous year are eligible to receive an extra draft pick. A team receives one pick for every net loss in free agency; Monday, for example, the Jets and Ravens each received four selections.
The selections were added in Rounds 3 through 7, based on the value of players lost. The NFL uses a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.
The draft begins May 8.