Bears Take Blame for Blunder


The Chicago Bears have declined to compensate the Baltimore Ravens for the botched first-round trade the two teams agreed to but that the Bears did not turn into the NFL, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged the Bears to surrender some type of draft compensation but when he declined to order them to do so, Chicago opted not to give the Ravens anything.

"The only thing I'm gonna say [is] they have rules when you do something wrong, not when you make mistakes," Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said Friday. "A mistake was made, no rule was broken."

Moments before the Bears selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi at No. 29 overall on Thursday, Angelo tried to move up and take Carimi three picks earlier. He worked out a deal to send the No. 29 selection and a fourth-round pick to the...

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