Clock ticking for Bears with No. 1 pick after brutal season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — General manager Ryan Poles is now on the clock after the Chicago Bears wrapped up one of the worst seasons in franchise history. They set a franchise record for losses with 14 and extended one by dropping their 10th game in a row in Sunday’s finale against Minnesota. They also got a big assist from former coach Lovie Smith and landed the No. 1 pick in the draft for the first time since 1947. The Bears also figure to have about $118 million in salary cap room. Chicago needs playmaking receivers and help on both the offensive and defensive lines.

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