NFL gives 32 total compensatory draft picks to 19 teams

A total of 32 compensatory picks in the 2010 NFL Draft have been awarded to 19 teams, the league announced Monday.

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 Monday 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. Not every free agent lost or signed by a team is covered by this formula, which the NFL Management Council developed.

This year, three teams -- the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- each will receive a compensatory pick even though they didn't suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these teams were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to teams, 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 teams. The two additional picks were awarded to the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions, based upon the 2010 draft selection order.

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

Atlanta Falcons

Lost: Michael Boley, Keith Brooking, Domonique Foxworth, Grady Jackson
Signed: Mike Peterson, Brett Romberg
Total compensatory picks: 2

Carolina Panthers

Lost:Geoff Hangartner, Mark Jones, Frank Omiyale
Total compensatory picks: 3

Cincinnati Bengals

Lost: Stacy Andrews, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Signed: J.T. O'Sullivan
Total compensatory picks: 2

Green Bay Packers

Lost:Colin Cole
Total compensatory picks: 1

Indianapolis Colts

Lost: Darrell Reid, Hunter Smith
Total compensatory picks: 2

Jacksonville Jaguars

Lost:Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald Sensabaugh
Signed: Sean Considine, Tra Thomas
Total compensatory picks: 1

Miami Dolphins

Lost: Andre' Goodman, Renaldo Hill
Signed:Joe Berger, Jake Grove
Total compensatory picks: 1

Minnesota Vikings

Lost: Matt Birk, Darren Sharper
Signed: Karl Paymah
Total compensatory picks: 1

New England Patriots

Lost: Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan, Lonie Paxton
Signed: Brandon McGowan
Total compensatory picks: 4

Oakland Raiders

Lost: Jake Grove
Signed:Khalif Barnes
Total compensatory picks: 1

Philadelphia Eagles

Lost: Correll Buckhalter, Sean Considine, Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith, Tra Thomas
Signed: Stacy Andrews, Sean Jones, Leonard Weaver
Total compensatory picks: 2

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lost: Byron Leftwich, Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington
Total compensatory picks: 3

San Diego Chargers

Lost: Mike Goff, Igor Olshansky
Signed:Kevin Burnett
Total compensatory picks: 1

San Francisco 49ers

Lost: Ronald Fields, Bryant Johnson, J.T. O'Sullivan, Donald Strickland
Signed: Demetric Evans, Brandon Jones, Moran Norris
Total compensatory picks: 1

Seattle Seahawks

Lost: Rocky Bernard, Maurice Morris, Leonard Weaver, Floyd Womack
Signed:Colin Cole, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, John Owens
Total compensatory picks: 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lost: Phillip Buchanon, Jovan Haye
Signed: Byron Leftwich, Derrick Ward
Total compensatory picks: 1

Tennessee Titans

Lost: Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper, Chris Simms
Signed: Jovan Haye, Mark Jones, Nate Washington
Total compensatory picks: 3

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