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Seahawks awarded two, 7th-round compensatory picks

The NFL announced a total of 32 compensatory picks were awarded today to 16 teams for the 2013 draft.

The Seahawks received two, seventh-round compensatory picks. Seattle lost quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, safety Atari Bigby, tight end John Carlson and linebacker David Hawthorne in free agency last year, and signed Matt Flynn and Jason Jones.

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.

Seattle now has 10 picks in the up coming draft – none in the first, one in the second, one in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh round.

Here’s the full list

First round none.Second round (1) – 56Third round (1) – 87Fourth round (1) – No. 26Fifth round (2) – No. 5 (from Oakland) and No. 25Sixth round (1) – No. 26Seventh round (3) – No. 8 (from Buffalo), No. 14 (from New Orleans) No. 25, and picks 241 and 242.