No extra draft picks for Bears' in wake of Adams' death

January, 17, 2010
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Although the Gaines Adams' tragedy is less then 12 hours old, we feel somewhat compelled -- based on the inordinate amount of e-mails and texts -- to provide clarification on the issue of NFL compensatory draft picks.

Many have wondered if the league is required to give the Bears extra draft choices this spring due to Adams' sudden and shocking passing.

"No compensation is given for a player who passes away," Chicago Bears spokesperson Scott Hagel said.

The focus right now should be remembering Adams and offering condolences to his family and friends, but we just couldn't ignore all the inquiries on the subject.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.
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