NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 19 Clubs

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2010 NFL Draft have been awarded to 19 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft (April 22-24).  This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.  Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

Three clubs this year (Oakland, Miami and Tampa Bay) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year.  Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula.  By rule, two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs.  The two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Detroit based upon the 2010 draft selection order.

The following 2010 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE/
ROUNDOVERALL SELECTIONTEAM
333-96Cincinnati
334-97Tennessee
335-98Atlanta
433-131Cincinnati
533-164Pittsburgh
534-165Atlanta
535-166Pittsburgh
536-167Minnesota
537-168San Diego
538-169Green Bay
633-202Carolina
634-203Jacksonville
635-204Carolina
636-205New England
637-206San Francisco
638-207Tennessee
733-240Indianapolis
734-241Tennessee
735-242Pittsburgh
736-243Philadelphia
737-244Philadelphia
738-245Seattle
739-246Indianapolis
740-247New England
741-248New England
742-249Carolina
743-250New England
744-251Oakland
745-252Miami
746-253Tampa Bay
747-254St. Louis
748-255Detroit

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2010 NFL Draft:

ATLANTALost:Michael Boley, Keith Brooking, Domonique Foxworth, Grady Jackson
Signed:Mike Peterson, Brett Romberg
CAROLINALost:Geoff Hangartner, Mark Jones, Frank Omiyale
CINCINNATILost:Stacy Andrews, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Signed:J.T. O’Sullivan
GREEN BAYLost:Colin Cole
INDIANAPOLISLost:Darrell Reid, Hunter Smith
JACKSONVILLELost:Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald Sensabaugh
Signed:Sean Considine, Tra Thomas
MIAMILost:Andre’ Goodman, Renaldo Hill
Signed:Joe Berger, Jake Grove
MINNESOTALost:Matt Birk, Darren Sharper
Signed:Karl Paymah
NEW ENGLANDLost:Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan, Lonie Paxton
Signed:Brandon McGowan
OAKLANDLost:Jake Grove
Signed:Khalif Barnes
PHILADELPHIALost:Correll Buckhalter, Sean Considine, Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith,

Tra Thomas

Signed:Stacy Andrews, Sean Jones, Leonard Weaver
PITTSBURGHLost:Byron Leftwich, Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington
SAN DIEGOLost:Mike Goff, Igor Olshansky
Signed:Kevin Burnett
SAN FRANCISCOLost:Ronald Fields, Bryant Johnson, J.T. O’Sullivan, Donald Strickland
Signed:Demetric Evans, Brandon Jones, Moran Norris
SEATTLELost:Rocky Bernard, Maurice Morris, Leonard Weaver, Floyd Womack
Signed:Colin Cole, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, John Owens
TAMPA BAYLost:Phillip Buchanon, Jovan Haye
Signed:Byron Leftwich, Derrick Ward
TENNESSEELost:Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper, Chris Simms
Signed:Jovan Haye, Mark Jones, Nate Washington

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