No Compensatory Picks For Patriots
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (USP)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (USP)
PatriotsInsider.com
Posted Mar 29, 2012


The New England Patriots were one of 17 teams not receiving compensatory picks for free agents they lost. Here is more from the NFL's announcement of picks and the teams that were awarded them for the 2012 NFL Draft.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced this week.

NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices To 15 Clubs
NFL MEDIA RELEASE

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, 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 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28), which will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 and begin at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 at Noon ET.

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 (Atlanta, San Diego and Buffalo) 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 Indianapolis based upon the 2012 draft selection order.

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

:

 

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-95

 

Oakland

4

33-128

 

Minnesota

 

34-129

 

Oakland

 

35-130

 

Baltimore

 

36-131

 

New York Giants

 

37-132

 

Green Bay

 

38-133

 

Green Bay

 

39-134

 

Minnesota

 

40-135

 

Dallas

5

33-168

 

Oakland

 

34-169

 

Baltimore

 

35-170

 

Indianapolis

6

33-202

 

New York Jets

 

34-203

 

New York Jets

 

35-204

 

Cleveland

 

36-205

 

Cleveland

 

37-206

 

Indianapolis

 

38-207

 

Carolina

7

33-240

 

Pittsburgh

 

34-241

 

Green Bay

 

35-242

 

New York Jets

 

36-243

 

Green Bay

 

37-244

 

New York Jets

 

38-245

 

Cleveland

 

39-246

 

Pittsburgh

 

40-247

 

Cleveland

 

41-248

 

Pittsburgh

 

42-249

 

Atlanta

 

43-250

 

San Diego

 

44-251

 

Buffalo

 

45-252

 

St. Louis

 

46-253

 

Indianapolis

 

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:

 

ATLANTA

Lost:

Harvey Dahl, Michael Koenen

 

Signed:

Ray Edwards, Reggie Kelly

 

 

 

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Chris Chester, Dawan Landry, Le’Ron McClain, Donte’ Stallworth, Josh Wilson

 

Signed:

Vonta Leach, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams

 

 

 

BUFFALO

Lost:

Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner

 

Signed:

Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen

 

 

 

CAROLINA

Lost:

Jeff King, Richard Marshall, Matt Moore

 

Signed:

Ron Edwards, Olindo Mare

 

 

 

CLEVELAND

Lost:

Abram Elam, Matt Roth, Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, Lawrence Vickers, Floyd Womack, Eric Wright

 

Signed:

Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Usama Young

 

 

 

DALLAS

Lost:

Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd

 

Signed:

Abram Elam

 

 

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Spitz

 

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS

Lost:

Charlie Johnson, Clint Session

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Ray Edwards, Ben Leber, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice

 

Signed:

Remi Ayodele, Charlie Johnson

 

 

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost:

Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Steve Smith

 

Signed:

David Baas, Steve Weatherford

 

 

 

NEW YORK JETS

Lost:

Drew Coleman, Braylon Edwards, Shaun Ellis, Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford

 

 

 

OAKLAND

Lost:

Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard

 

Signed:

Kevin Boss, Stephen Heyer

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH

Lost:

Nick Eason, Keyaron Fox, Matt Spaeth

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Kevin Burnett, Darren Sproles

 

Signed:

Travis LaBoy, Takeo Spikes

 

 

 



Related Stories
Big Money Deal Excites NFL Owners
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Mar 28, 2012
Rumor Mill: Reid Threatening To Leave?
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Mar 28, 2012
NFL: New Replay, OT Rules
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Mar 28, 2012

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from PatriotsInsider.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > New England
[View My HotList]