Teams awarded extra draft picks

<P>A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2002 NFL Draft have been awarded to 18 teams, the NFL announced. </P>

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 today will supplement the 229 choices in the regular seven rounds of the 2002 NFL Draft. 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.

One club this year (Washington) will receive a compensatory pick even though it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents Washington lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed by a specified point differential.

The following 2002 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND OVERALL SELECTION TEAM

3 97 Buffalo

3 98 Arizona

4 132 Minnesota

4 133 Tennessee

 4 134 Detroit

4 135 Green Bay

 5 169 Seattle

5 170 Miami

5 171 Seattle

5 172 San Francisco

6 206 Baltimore

6 207 Baltimore

6 208 Dallas

6 209 Baltimore

6 210 Chicago

6 211 Dallas

7 245 Atlanta

7 246 New York Giants

7 247 Jacksonville

7 248 Jacksonville

7 249 San Francisco

7 250 Buffalo

7 251 Tampa Bay

7 252 Buffalo

7 253 Detroit

7 254 Tampa Bay

7 255 Tampa Bay

7 256 San Francisco

7 257 Washington

7 258 Carolina

7 259 Detroit

7 260 Buffalo Picks

258-260 are non-compensatory picks (based on the 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 2002 NFL Draft (April 20-21):

ARIZONA Lost: Mark Smith, Simeon Rice Signed: Pete Kendall

ATLANTA Lost: Henri Crockett, Dan Stryzinski Signed: Henri Crockett (re-acquired in trade with Denver)

BALTIMORE Lost: Kim Herring, Priest Holmes, Jeff Mitchell

BUFFALO Lost: Donovan Greer, Marcus Spriggs, Marcellus Wiley

CHICAGO Lost: Todd Perry, Casey Wiegmann Signed: Brad Maynard

DALLAS Lost: Leon Lett, James McKnight

DETROIT Lost: Mike Compton, Jeff Hartings, Walter Rasby Signed: Todd Lyght

GREEN BAY Lost: Ross Verba

JACKSONVILLE Lost: Bryan Barker, Mike Logan

 MIAMI Lost: Trace Armstrong, Kevin Donnalley, Rich Owens, Terrance Shaw, Richmond Webb Signed: James McKnight, Todd Perry, Marcus Spriggs, Dedric Ward

MINNESOTA Lost: Matthew Hatchette, Dwayne Rudd, Tony Williams Signed: Byron Chamberlain, Lance Johnstone

NY GIANTS Lost: Brad Maynard, Christian Peter Signed: Kenny Holmes

SEATTLE Lost: Jay Bellamy, Pete Kendall, Jon Kitna Signed: Chad Eaton

SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Brentson Buckner, Charlie Garner, Delmonico Montgomery, Anthony Pleasant Signed: Derek Smith

TAMPA BAY Lost: Don Davis, Patrick Hape, Tyoka Jackson, Frank Middleton, Damien Robinson Signed: Brad Johnson, Simeon Rice

TENNESSEE Lost: Kenny Holmes, Denard Walker Signed: Joe Nedney

WASHINGTON Lost: Albert Connell, Ed Ellis, Brad Johnson, Ndukwe Kalu, Derek Smith, James Thrash Signed: Bryan Barker, Matthew Campbell, Brett Conway, Donovan Greer, Kevin Lockett, Walter Rasby

TOTAL 2002 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Buffalo -- 4

Baltimore -- 3

Detroit -- 3

San Francisco -- 3

Tampa Bay -- 3

Dallas -- 2

Jacksonville -- 2

Seattle -- 2

Arizona -- 1

Atlanta -- 1

Carolina -- 1

Chicago -- 1

Green Bay -- 1

Miami -- 1

Minnesota -- 1

NY Giants -- 1

Tennessee -- 1

Washington -- 1

TOTAL -- 32

NFL CLUBS WITH MOST COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1993-2002 * Dallas -- 23

Buffalo -- 20

Green Bay -- 17

 Arizona -- 13

Pittsburgh -- 13

 Jacksonville -- 12

Minnesota -- 12

Philadelphia -- 12

Detroit -- 10

 New England -- 10

NY Giants -- 10

Kansas City -- 9

Tennessee -- 9

Baltimore -- 8

Seattle -- 8

Tampa Bay -- 8

* 1993 was first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded.


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