The Bears did not receive any of the 32 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 3-7. This year marks the first time that compensatory picks can be traded.
Sixteen teams were awarded picks, led by the Bengals, Broncos, Chiefs and Browns with four apiece. The Dolphins (3), Rams (2) and Seahawks (2) were the only other clubs to receive multiple compensatory picks.
The Bears have seven picks in the April 27-29 draft; their own in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 and a fourth-rounder that they acquired from the Bills during last year's draft when they traded down twice before selecting offensive lineman Cody Whitehair in the second round.
The Bears dealt their sixth-round pick to the Texans in exchange for tight end Khari Lee. The Bears will have the third pick in Rounds 1, 3, 5 and 7 and the fourth selection in Rounds 2 and 4, alternating with the Jaguars, who finished with the same 3-13 record.