The NFL released the list of teams awarded compensatory picks on Monday afternoon, and the Seahawks were not one of 15 teams awarded 32 picks.
According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than acquired in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
Usually, the number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.
So Seattle likely did not receive a compensatory pick this year because of the free agent signings of Sidney Rice, Zach Miller, Tavaris Jackson and Robert Gallery.
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The Seahawks received a seventh round compensatory pick last year.
Officially, Seattle has six picks in this year’s draft – one in the first (12th overall), second (43), third (75), fourth (106), sixth (181) and seventh (from Oakland) (225). Check out the seven-round draft order here.
The Seahawks gave up their fifth round pick to Buffalo in the Marshawn Lynch trade and a seventh rounder to Detroit in a 2010 trade for Tyler Polumbus, but got back a seventh rounder from Oakland in the Aaron Curry trade.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll tells Steve Wyche of the NFL Network that Tarvaris Jackson will take the first-team reps and Matt Flynn will be behind him when the team begins its off-season work in this video clip.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a look at the ball distribution in terms of targets for Seattle receivers last year.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Matt Flynn showed his toughness and tenacity by winning the starting quarterback job his junior year in high school to the same guy he lost out to as a sophomore.
KING 5 TV reports that Marshawn Lynch will appear in a movie being filmed in Seattle called “Matt’s Chance,” which co-stars Six-Million Dollar Man Lee Majors.
Pat Kirwin of CBS Sports ranks linebacker David Hawthorne among his top 10 players still left in free agency.