NEW YORK (March 27, 2006) -- A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2006 NFL Draft have been awarded to 19 teams, the NFL announced.
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 will supplement the 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2006 NFL Draft (April 29-30). 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 (Buffalo, Seattle and Washington) will receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents these teams lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).
The following 2006 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:
|3||33-97||New York Jets|
Picks 251-255 are supplemental compensatory picks (based upon draft-order formula) to fulfill the number of draft choices permitted by agreement with the NFL Players Association in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2006 NFL Draft:
|Baltimore||Lost||Bennie Anderson, Gary Baxter, Marques Douglas, Edgerton Hartwell, Casey Rabach, Travis Taylor|
|Signed||Tommy Polley, Keydrick Vincent|
|Denver||Lost||Reggie Hayward, Kenoy Kennedy, Donnie Spragan|
|Signed||Stephen Alexander, Keith Burns|
|Detroit||Lost||Stephen Alexander, Stockar McDougle, Mike McMahon|
|Signed||Rick DeMulling, Kenoy Kennedy|
|Green Bay||Lost||Bhawoh Jue, Marco Rivera|
|New England||Lost||Joe Andruzzi, Adrian Klemm, David Patten|
|New York Jets||Lost||Anthony Becht, Jason Ferguson, LaMont Jordan, Kareem McKenzie|
|Signed||Derrick Blaylock, Barry Gardner, Lance Legree|
|Philadelphia||Lost||Derrick Burgess, Jermane Mayberry, Ike Reese|
|Pittsburgh||Lost||Kendrell Bell, Plaxico Burress, Oliver Ross, Keydrick Vincent|
|St. Louis||Lost||Bryce Fisher, Matt Lehr, Tommy Polley|
|Tampa Bay||Lost||Keith Burns, Cosey Coleman, Chartric Darby, Dwight Smith|
|Tennessee||Lost||Andre Dyson, Shad Meier, Antowain Smith|