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Vicious, the Compensatory picks are announced usually around the

end of March.

Patrick Kerney's performance and Pro Bowl appearance should probably get us

a top compensatory pick in next years draft if we indeed get a pick. I am

concerned, though, as to which players will get counted.

We signed five unrestricted free agents last year

Marcus Wilkins (Cincinnati), Ovie Mughelli (Baltimore), Lewis Sanders (Houston),

Leander Jordan (San Diego), and Billy Cundiff (New Orleans).

We lost three unrestricted free agents last year

Patrick Kerney (Seattle), Justin Griffith (Oakland), and Ashley Lelie (San Francisco).

Although not all of our players were kept, I am not sure who is actually covered

under the league formula, it wouldn't shock me if we got denied any compensatory

picks.

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totalbirdbrain (1/5/2008)
Vicious, the Compensatory picks are announced usually around the

end of March.

Patrick Kerney's performance and Pro Bowl appearance should probably get us

a top compensatory pick in next years draft if we indeed get a pick. I am

concerned, though, as to which players will get counted.

We signed five unrestricted free agents last year

Marcus Wilkins (Cincinnati), Ovie Mughelli (Baltimore), Lewis Sanders (Houston),

Leander Jordan (San Diego), and Billy Cundiff (New Orleans).

We lost three unrestricted free agents last year

Patrick Kerney (Seattle), Justin Griffith (Oakland), and Ashley Lelie (San Francisco).

Although not all of our players were kept, I am not sure who is actually covered

under the league formula, it wouldn't shock me if we got denied any compensatory

picks.

i think the size of the contract matters just as much as the number of players. mughelli is likely cancelled out by griffith and lelie, but the other 4 guys are scrubs and dont make nearly as much as kerney, so i expect to get a 3rd for him. was sanders cut? i really feel like he was. same with cundiff.

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Being released by the Texans isn't listed in Sander's bio.

I believe he was lost to free agency after being placed and finishing out

that season on Houston's IR for a hand injury.

Below is a link that indicates that Sanders was lost to Free Agency from the

Texans' official website.

Link #1

Although the exact criteria isn't divulged, receipt of compensatory picks is

primarily based upon "net loss" of compensatory free agents:

Link #2 NFL Press Release

Performance and Salary are taken into account, as last year, the Bengals were awarded

a pick even though "it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents."

In this case the "free agents Cincinnati lost were ranked higher than the ones it signed".

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jidady, I am not saying that just because it is on the Atlanta Falcons

team website that it has to be accurate either, but while Rossum had a

decent season on special teams (over 1000 yards of total return yardage),

but he only had 5 total tackles, so he didn't particularly tear it up as a defensive

back.

Weren't you real knowledgeable last season under a different screen name

on the compensatory picks? If so, what are your thoughts?

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My point there was that just because it's on the Falcons web site doesn't make it 100% accurate. They originally sourced us with the #3 due to AJC for the same reason we believed it. The people running the site get their information from the same places we do.

With regards to my prior nick, it was vickgasmic if you noticed me then. I'm an animal lover, so there was no chance I was going to leave it at that given what we now know about our disgraced QB. I have followed compensatory picks for many years now, and I realize they are complex to anticipate. With regards to Kerney, I would be shocked if he were anything less than a third rounder. In fact, it occasionally (but rarely) happens that a team gets compensation beyond that. What has to happen is that not enough free agents qualify for compensation. When that happens, the extra picks go to teams who were next closest or who lost the best free agents. So, I think that Atlanta has a chance to not only get a 3rd rounder, the #92 most likely, but also a pick around #250 as well, just for Kerney. The formula heavily factors in sacks.

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