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NFL announces compensatory draft picks, the Chicago Bears receive none

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The NFL announced that 13 teams will receive compensatory draft picks in the 2016 NFL Draft. Thirty three total picks will be given out, and in what should not be a surprise, the Chicago Bears were shut out.

According to the NFL, "a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks," and since the Bears added far more free agent talent last offseason than they lost, they receive no extra selections.

The last time the Bears were awarded compensatory picks was 2009. Since the NFL started handning out compensatory draft picks in 1994, the Bears have only received 17 of them. That is tied for 22nd in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens have received the most (47), with the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins receiving the least (12).

Here is the list of teams getting compensatory picks this year.

Dallas Cowboys - 4
New England Patriots - 4
San Francisco 49ers - 4
Baltimore Ravens - 3
Cleveland Browns - 3
Denver Broncos - 3
Seattle Seahawks - 3
Buffalo Bills - 2
Detroit Lions - 2
Green Bay Packers - 2
Arizona Cardinals - 1
Pittsburgh Steelers - 1
San Diego Chargers - 1

With the way free agency is going so far this offseason, I would doubt the Bears pick up any extra choices in next years draft either.