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No compensatory picks for the Seahawks

The Seahawks will not receive any compensatory draft picks this year.

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 224 choices in the seven rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10), which will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2014 NFL Draft have been awarded to 13 teams.

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.

The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory picks to the number of clubs then in the league (32).  This year, three clubs – Chicago, Atlanta and Cincinnati – qualified for compensatory picks under the net loss formula but will not receive those picks because they ranked 33rd, 34th and 35th, respectively, among all compensatory picks.  Atlanta and Cincinnati will receive picks for other compensatory free agents lost who ranked within the top 32 compensatory picks.

A fourth club, Oakland, did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year but qualified for a compensatory pick because the compensatory free agents lost by the club were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified points differential based upon salary and playing time). Because such picks are awarded after all compensatory picks at the end of the seventh round have been made, Oakland’s pick effectively ranked 36th among all compensatory picks, so the club will not receive a selection.

The San Francisco 49ers picked up a third-round pick.

The following 2014 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

 Pittsburgh

3

34-98

 Green Bay

3

35-99

 Baltimore

3

36-100

 San Francisco

4

33-133

Detroit

4

34-134

Baltimore

4

35-135

Houston

4

36-136

Detroit

4

37-137

New York Jets

4

38-138

Baltimore

4

39-139

Atlanta

4

40-140

New England

5

33-173

Pittsburgh

5

34-174

New York Giants

5

35-175

Baltimore

5

36-176

Green Bay

6

33-209

New York Jets

6

34-210

New York Jets

6

35-211

Houston

6

36-212

Cincinnati

6

37-213

New York Jets

6

38-214

St. Louis

6

39-215

Pittsburgh

7

33-248

Dallas

7

34-249

St. Louis

7

35-250

St. Louis

7

36-251

Dallas

7

37-252

Cincinnati

7

38-253

Atlanta

7

39-254

Dallas

7

40-255

Atlanta

7

41-256

Houston

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2014 NFL Draft:

ATLANTALost:Brent Grimes, Luke McCown (did not qualify for a compensatory pick, 32 picks already awarded), Christopher Owens, Will Svitek, Vance Walker
 Gained:Osi Umenyiora
   
BALTIMORELost:Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Ed Reed, Cary Williams
 Gained:None
   
CINCINNATILost:Josh Brown, Bruce Gradkowski, Manny Lawson, Brian Leonard (did not qualify for a compensatory pick, 32 picks already awarded), Pat Sims, Dan Skuta
 Gained:Josh Johnson, Mike Pollak, Alex Smith
   
DALLASLost:Victor Butler, Kenyon Coleman, Mike Jenkins, John Phillips
 Gained:Justin Durant
   
DETROITLost:Cliff Avril, Gosder Cherilus, Justin Durant, Drayton Florence, Sammie Lee Hill
 Gained:Reggie Bush, Jason Jones, Glover Quin
   
GREEN BAYLost:Greg Jennings, Erik Walden
 Gained:None
   
HOUSTONLost:Alan Ball, Connor Barwin, James Casey, Justin Forsett, Donnie Jones, Glover Quin
 Gained:Greg Jones, Shane Lechler, Ed Reed
   
NEW ENGLANDLost:Patrick Chung, Donald Thomas, Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead
 Gained:Danny Amendola, Isaac Sopoaga, Will Svitek
   
NEW YORK GIANTSLost:Martellus Bennett, Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon, Osi Umenyiora
 Gained:Josh Brown, Ryan Mundy, Brandon Myers
   
NEW YORK JETSLost:Yeremiah Bell, Mike DeVito, Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, LaRon Landry, Matt Slauson
 Gained:Antwan Barnes, Mike Goodson
   
PITTSBURGHLost:Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Mundy, Mike Wallace
 Gained:Bruce Gradkowski
   
SAN FRANCISCOLost:Ted Ginn, Dashon Goldson, Ricky Jean Francois, Isaac Sopoaga, Delanie Walker
 Gained:Craig Dahl, Phil Dawson, Glenn Dorsey, Dan Skuta
   
ST. LOUISLost:Danny Amendola, Craig Dahl, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Gibson, Robert Turner
 Gained:Jared Cook, Jake Long
   

TOTAL 2014 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Baltimore

4

New York Jets

4

Atlanta

3

Dallas

3

Houston

3

Pittsburgh

3

St. Louis

3

Cincinnati

2

Detroit

2

Green Bay

2

New England

1

New York Giants

1

San Francisco

1

TOTAL

32

 

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2014 *

 
Baltimore

41

Dallas

33

Green Bay

33

Philadelphia

30

Tennessee ***

30

St. Louis **

30

Pittsburgh

29

New England

27

Buffalo

26

NY Giants

23

San Francisco

23

Cincinnati

22

Indianapolis

20

Seattle

20

Detroit

19

Jacksonville

19

Atlanta

18

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