League announces compensatory picks

There will be 15 teams that receive extra picks in this years draft. The teams receiving the most are the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. They both get 4 each. The compensatory picks begin at the end of the last five rounds of the draft.

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.

Baltimore lost four compensation eligible free agents and did not sign any. There biggest loss was linebacker Adalius Thomas who signed with the New England Patriots. Cincinnati lost five such free agents their biggest was guard Eric Steinbach who signed with the Cleveland Browns and made an immediate impact with them.

The Washington Redskins were awarded the highest pick getting the 96th overall pick in the 3rd round (#33) followed by Cincinnati (97th), Atlanta (98th) and Baltimore (99th).

The following is a breakdown of the teams that received extra picks.

Three picks- Washington, Chicago, Indianapolis and Philadelphia.

Two picks- Buffalo, Carolina and Miami.

One pick- Atlanta, Green Bay, St. Louis, San Diego, Tennessee and the New York Giants.

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


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