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Bears have history of dealing draft picks

A history of Chicago Bears' trades involving draft picks over last 10 years.

Wheeling and dealing: General managers love to do it and the Chicago Bears have been involved in 27 trades involving draft picks over the last 10 years.

The most notable deal was the blockbuster 2009 trade for quarterback Jay Cutler. Back in 2005, the Bears flipped tight end John Owens and a seventh-round draft pick to the Dolphins for linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who blossomed into a Pro Bowl special teams performer.

Maybe the worst move, though, was dumping running back Thomas Jones when he was coming off the 2006 Super Bowl season. Jones wanted a new contract and so the Bears were only able to move up in the second round of the 2007 draft by shipping him to the Jets. New York got Jones and the No. 63 pick and the Bears picked up the No. 37 overall pick in the second round.

Here’s where it really went bad. The Bears took that No. 37 pick and traded it to the Chargers, who used it on safety Eric Weddle, still a key part of the defense in San Diego.

The Bears got quite a haul of picks in return from the Chargers, four in all. They got the Chargers’ second-round pick, No. 62, third-rounder (No. 93) and fifth-rounder (No. 167) as well as San Diego’s third-round pick in 2008 (No. 90). Looks good, right? Those four picks, in order, turned into defensive end Dan Bazuin, running back Garrett Wolfe, safety Kevin Payne and defensive tackle Marcus Harrison.

Here is a look at all trades by the Bears involving draft picks over the last 10 years:

March 10, 2015: Brandon Marshall and 7th round (No. 224 overall) to Jets for 5th round (No. 142).

May 10, 2014: 2014 5th round (No. 156) and 2015 5th round (No. 143) to Broncos for 4th round (No. 131) S Brock Vereen.

Sept. 2, 2013: 2014 7th round (No. 229) to Cowboys for TE Dante Rosario June 9, 2013: OL Gabe Carimi to Buccaneers for 2014 6th round (No. 183).

April 27, 2013: 2013 5th round (No. 153) to Falcons for 2013 5th round (No. 163) OT Jordan Mills, 2013 7th round (No. 236) WR Marquess Wilson July 26, 2012: 2013 7th round (No. 226) to Buccaneers for DT Brian Price.

April 27, 2012: 2012 2nd round (No. 50) and 2012 5th round (No. 150) to Rams for 2012 2nd round (No. 45) WR Alshon Jeffery.

March 13, 2012: 2012 3rd round (No. 73 from Panthers), 2013 3rd round (No. 82) to Dolphins for WR Brandon Marshall.

July 28, 2011: TE Greg Olsen to Panthers for 2012 3rd round (No. 73).

April 29, 2011: 2011 2nd round (No. 62), 2011 4th round (No. 127) to Redskins for 2011 (No. 53) DT Stephen Paea Oct. 16, 2009: 2012 2nd round (No. 42) to Buccaneers for DE Gaines Adams.

April 25, 2009: 2009 2nd round (No. 49) to Seahawks for 2009 3rd round (No. 68) DE Jarron Gilbert, 2009 4th round (No. 105) DL Henry Melton.

April 2, 2009: QB Kyle Orton, 2009 1st round (No. 18), 2009 3rd round (No. 84), 2010 1st round (No. 11) to Broncos for QB Jay Cutler, 2009 5th round (No. 140) WR Johnny Knox.

Sept. 2, 2008: 2009 6th round (No. 191 from Buccaneers) to Buccaneers for G Dan Buenning.

April 27, 2008: 2008 4th round (No. 115 from Dolphins via Eagles), 2008 6th round (No. 175) to Buccaneers for No. 4 (12) S Craig Steltz, 2008 5th round (No. 158) TE Kellen Davis.

April 27, 2008: 2008 4th round (No. 11) to Dolphins for 2008 4th round (No. 115), 2008 7th round ( No. 208) DE Ervin Baldwin March 3, 2008: QB Brian Griese, 2008 7th round (No. 229) to Buccaneers for 2009 6th round (No. 191).

Aug. 2, 2007: S Chris Harris to Panthers for 2008 5th round (No. 142) CB Zack Bowman.

July 29, 2007: 2008 5th round (No. 143) to Bills for DT Darwin Walker.

April 28, 2007: 2007 2nd round (No. 37 from Jets via Redskins) to Chargers for 2007 2nd round (No. 62) DE Dan Bazuin, 2007 3rd round (No. 93) RB Garrett Wolfe, 2007 5th round (No. 167) S Kevin Payne, 2008 3rd round (No. 90) DT Marcus Harrison March 22, 2007: 2007 6th round (No. 205) to Redskins for S Adam Archuleta.

March 6, 2007: RB Thomas Jones, 2007 2nd round (No. 63) to Jets for 2007 2nd round (No. 37, traded to Chargers).

Aug. 24, 2006: G Lennie Friedman to Browns for 2007 7th round (No. 221) CB Trumaine McBride.

April 29, 2006: 2006 1st round (No. 26) to Bills for 2006 2nd round (No. 42) S Danieal Manning, 2006 3rd round (No. 73) DT Dusty Dvoracek.

April 25, 2006: S Mike Green to Seahawks for 2006 6th round (No. 200) G Tyler Reed April 24, 2006: 2006 3rd round (No. 88) to Panthers for CB Ricky Manning Jr.

Aug. 28, 2005: TE John Owens, 2006 7th round (No. 233) to Dolphins for LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.

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