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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/
ROUND OVERALL SELECTION TEAM
3 33-96 Cincinnati
3 34-97 Tennessee
3 35-98 Atlanta
4 33-131 Cincinnati
5 33-164 Pittsburgh
5 34-165 Atlanta
5 35-166 Pittsburgh
5 36-167 Minnesota
5 37-168 San Diego
5 38-169 Green Bay
6 33-202 Carolina
6 34-203 Jacksonville
6 35-204 Carolina
6 36-205 New England
6 37-206 San Francisco
6 38-207 Tennessee
7 33-240 Indianapolis
7 34-241 Tennessee
7 35-242 Pittsburgh
7 36-243 Philadelphia
7 37-244 Philadelphia
7 38-245 Seattle
7 39-246 Indianapolis
7 40-247 New England
7 41-248 New England
7 42-249 Carolina
7 43-250 New England
7 44-251 Oakland
7 45-252 Miami
7 46-253 Tampa Bay
7 47-254 St. Louis
7 48-255 Detroit

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

ATLANTA Lost: Michael Boley, Keith Brooking, Domonique Foxworth, Grady Jackson
Signed: Mike Peterson, Brett Romberg
CAROLINA Lost: Geoff Hangartner, Mark Jones, Frank Omiyale
CINCINNATI Lost: Stacy Andrews, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Signed: J.T. O’Sullivan
GREEN BAY Lost: Colin Cole
INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Darrell Reid, Hunter Smith
JACKSONVILLE Lost: Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald Sensabaugh
Signed: Sean Considine, Tra Thomas
MIAMI Lost: Andre’ Goodman, Renaldo Hill
Signed: Joe Berger, Jake Grove
MINNESOTA Lost: Matt Birk, Darren Sharper
Signed: Karl Paymah
NEW ENGLAND Lost: Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan, Lonie Paxton
Signed: Brandon McGowan
OAKLAND Lost: Jake Grove
Signed: Khalif Barnes
PHILADELPHIA Lost: Correll Buckhalter, Sean Considine, Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith,

Tra Thomas

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

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