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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 15 Teams

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    <span style="">A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2008 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 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 a 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 220 choices in the seven rounds of the 2008 NFL Draft (April 26-27). 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.

One club this year (St. Louis) will receive a compensatory pick even though it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents St. Louis lost were ranked higher than the ones it signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

The following 2008 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

      <table>          <tbody>          <tr>          <td style="">Round </td>          <td style=""> Round Choice/Overall Selection  

Team333-96Washington334-97Cincinnati335-98Atlanta336-99Baltimore433-131Philadelphia434-132Buffalo435-133Baltimore436-134Tennessee437-135Green Bay
5
33-166San Diego
633-199New York Giants
634-200Philadelphia635-201Indianapolis636-202Indianapolis637-203Philadelphia638-204Miami639-205Indianapolis640-206Baltimore641-207Cincinnati733-240Baltimore734-241Carolina735-242Washington736-243Chicago737-244Cincinnati738-245Miami739-246Cincinnati740-247Chicago741-248Chicago742-249Washington743-250Carolina744-251Buffalo745-252St. Louis

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2008 NFL Draft:

ATLANTA Lost: Justin Griffith, Patrick Kerney, Ashley Lelie
Signed: Ovie Mughelli, Lewis Sanders

BALTIMORE Lost: Aubrayo Franklin, Ovie Mughelli, Tony Pashos, Adalius Thomas

BUFFALO Lost: Nate Clements, Andre Davis, London Fletcher, Mike Gandy
Signed: Derrick Dockery, Langston Walker

CAROLINA Lost: Vinny Ciurciu, Chris Draft

CHICAGO Lost: Alfonso Boone, Justin Gage, Todd Johnson, Ian Scott
Signed: Anthony Adams

CINCINNATI Lost: Kevin Kaesviharn, Eric Steinbach, Tony Stewart, Kelley Washington, Anthony Wright
Signed: Michael Myers

GREEN BAY Lost: Ahman Green, David Martin
Signed: Frank Walker

INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Nick Harper, Cato June, Dominic Rhodes

MIAMI Lost: David Bowens, Damion McIntosh, Sammy Morris, Jeff Zgonina
Signed: Jay Feely, David Martin

NEW YORK GIANTS Lost: Jay Feely, Visanthe Shiancoe, Frank Walker
Signed: Kawika Mitchell, Anthony Wright

PHILADELPHIA Lost: Shawn Barber, Jeff Garcia, Roderick Hood, Michael Lewis, Donte' Stallworth
Signed: Kevin Curtis, Ian Scott

ST. LOUIS Lost: Kevin Curtis, Travis Fisher, Shaun McDonald
Signed: Drew Bennett, Chris Draft, Todd Johnson

SAN DIEGO Lost: Donnie Edwards

TENNESSEE Lost: Drew Bennett, Robaire Smith, Bobby Wade
Signed: Justin Gage, Nick Harper

WASHINGTON Lost: Derrick Dockery, T.J. Duckett, Warrick Holdman, Kenny Wright
Signed: London Fletcher

TOTAL 2008 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Baltimore -- 4
Cincinnati -- 4
Chicago -- 3
Indianapolis -- 3
Philadelphia -- 3
Washington -- 3
Buffalo -- 2
Carolina -- 2
Miami-2
Atlanta-1
Green Bay-1
New York Giants-1
St. Louis-1
San Diego-1
Tennessee-1
TOTAL -- 32

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2008 *

Arizona -- 14
Atlanta -- 8
Baltimore -- 29
Buffalo -- 24
Carolina -- 7
Chicago -- 14
Cincinnati -- 11
Cleveland -- 1
Dallas -- 26
Denver -- 8
Detroit -- 13
Green Bay -- 24
Houston -- 3
Indianapolis -- 13
Jacksonville -- 16
Kansas City -- 11
Miami -- 13
Minnesota -- 12
New England -- 19
New Orleans -- 9
New York Giants -- 17
New York Jets -- 5
Oakland -- 11
Philadelphia -- 25
Pittsburgh -- 18
St. Louis -- 25
San Diego -- 12
San Francisco -- 14
Seattle -- 13
Tampa Bay -- 16
Tennessee*
-- 18
Washington -- 10
TOTAL -- 459

  • 1994 was the first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded; St. Louis picks include those awarded to Los Angeles Rams:* Tennessee picks include those awarded to Houston Oilers.


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