NFL News: Chicago Bears

Bears Awarded Extra 7th-Round Pick – The Bears will have one extra pick in this year’s NFL draft. The league announced which teams earned compensatory picks on Thursday, and the Bears were awarded an extra seventh round pick, No. 258 overall. It will be the second-to-last pick in the draft. Compensatory picks, or comp picks, are awarded at the ends of rounds three through seven. The picks are awarded to teams who lost more impactful players in free agency than they gained in free agency in the previous offseason. The Bears weren’t expected to be awarded a comp pick, because they had to sign so many free agents to fill out their roster. But the league determined that the losses of players like Allen Robinson, Akiem Hicks, James Daniels, Bilal Nichols, Andy Dalton and Pat O’Donnell narrowly outweighed what the Bears received when they signed players like Justin Jones, Nick Morrow, Lucas Patrick, Byron Pringle, Al-Quadin Muhammad and Equanimeous St. Brown. Read more at:  (Alex Shapiro/NBC

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