Bears trade 2nd-round pick to Seattle

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) " The Chicago Bears traded away their second-round pick in the NFL draft, leaving them without a selection on Saturday.

The Bears already had sent their first-round pick to Denver in a trade earlier this month for quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Bears swapped their second-round choice, which was No. 49 overall, to Seattle for the Seahawks' picks in the third and fourth rounds.

"Obviously it was an uneventful day today," Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said.

It was the first time since 1978 the Bears did not make a pick in the first two rounds. Angelo said the Bears made an attempt to trade for disgruntled Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

"Nothing was able to get resolved," Angelo said.

Angelo wouldn't reveal details of the talks, but said he assumes the deal is dead because, "I felt like if it was going to happen, it would have happened today."

The Bears had interest in Oregon defensive back Jarius Byrd, wide receiver Brian Robiskie of Ohio State and a defensive end, according to Angelo, but all went earlier in Round 2.

Angelo said the Bears made attempts to move up in Round 2 and select those and other players, but failed.

"There was absolutely no way we were able to move up," he said. "That's the hardest place to get to in the draft is that top half of the second (round) because those are the best buys. Those are the players where you really get a great deal."

The Bears' first-round pick and third-round pick this year, quarterback Kyle Orton and a first-round pick in 2010 all went to Denver for Cutler.

They were the talk of the NFL after the deal, but had to be content to watch others from the sideline Saturday.

After Angelo saw Detroit, Minnesota and Green Bay add talent throughout the first two rounds, he admitted to feeling some frustration.

"Our work is cut out for us," he said. "Everybody in our division got better today. And we might not have gotten better today, but we got better a few weeks ago and tomorrow hopefully we're going to get a lot better."

The Bears have nine picks in Rounds 3 through 7 Sunday. They have two choices in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds.


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