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No compensatory picks for Bears

The Bears did not receive any of the 33 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded Friday.

The extra picks are given to teams based on the compensatory draft system's net loss of compensatory free agents (CFA) formula. Under the system, each CFA is assigned a numerical value that includes his compensation, play time and postseason honors with his new team.

Teams that lost more or better free agents than they acquired the previous year are eligible to receive compensatory picks. All of this year's compensatory picks are in Rounds 3-6.

Thirteen teams were awarded picks, led by the Cowboys, Patriots and 49ers with four apiece. The Lions, Patriots, Seahawks and Broncos were the only clubs to receive third-round selections.

The Bears have nine picks in the April 28-30 NFL Draft; one in Rounds 1-5 and 7 and three in Round 6, two of which were acquired in trades with the Panthers (Jared Allen) and Patriots (Jonathan Bostic).

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