Packers Receive Two Compensatory Draft Picks

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2006 NFL Draft have been awarded to 19 teams, the NFL announced today.

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 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2006 NFL Draft (April 29-30). 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.

Three clubs this year (Buffalo, Seattle and Washington) will receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents these teams lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

The following 2006 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE/ROUND OVERALL SELECTION TEAM

4 33-130 Denver

4 34-131 Pittsburgh

4 35-132 Baltimore

4 36-133 Pittsburgh

5 33-165 Green Bay

5 34-166 Baltimore

5 35-167 Pittsburgh

5 36-168 Philadelphia

5 37-169 Tennessee

6 33-202 Tampa Bay

6 34-203 Baltimore

6 35-204 Philadelphia

6 36-205 New England

6 37-206 New England

6 38-207 Indianapolis

6 39-208 Baltimore

7 33-241 Tampa Bay

7 34-242 St. Louis

7 35-243 St. Louis

7 36-244 Tampa Bay

7 37-245 Tennessee

7 38-246 Tennessee

7 39-247 Detroit

7 40-248 Buffalo

7 41-249 Seattle

7 42-250 Washington

7 43-251 Houston

7 44-252 New Orleans

7 45-253 Green Bay

7 46-254 San Francisco

7 47-255 Oakland

Picks 251-255 are supplemental compensatory picks (based upon 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 2006

NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE

Lost: Bennie Anderson, Gary Baxter, Marques Douglas, Edgerton Hartwell, Casey Rabach, Travis Taylor

Signed: Tommy Polley, Keydrick Vincent

DENVER

Lost: Reggie Hayward, Kenoy Kennedy, Donnie Spragan

Signed: Stephen Alexander, Keith Burns

DETROIT

Lost: Stephen Alexander, Stockar McDougle, Mike McMahon

Signed: Rick DeMulling, Kenoy Kennedy

GREEN BAY

Lost: Bhawoh Jue, Marco Rivera

Signed: Adrian Klemm

INDIANAPOLIS

Lost: Rick DeMulling

NEW ENGLAND

Lost: Joe Andruzzi, Adrian Klemm, David Patten

Signed: Monty Beisel

NEW YORK JETS

Lost: Anthony Becht, Jason Ferguson, LaMont Jordan, Kareem McKenzie

Signed: Derrick Blaylock, Barry Gardner, Lance Legree

PHILADELPHIA

Lost: Derrick Burgess, Jermane Mayberry, Ike Reese

Signed: Mike McMahon

PITTSBURGH

Lost: Kendrell Bell, Plaxico Burress, Oliver Ross, Keydrick Vincent

Signed: Cedrick Wilson

ST. LOUIS

Lost: Bryce Fisher, Matt Lehr, Tommy Polley

Signed: Chris Claiborne

TAMPA BAY

Lost: Keith Burns, Cosey Coleman, Chartric Darby, Dwight Smith

Signed: Anthony Becht

TENNESSEE

Lost: Andre Dyson, Shad Meier, Antowain Smith

TOTAL 2006 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Baltimore -- 4

Pittsburgh -- 3

Tampa Bay -- 3

Tennessee -- 3

Green Bay -- 2

New England -- 2

Philadelphia -- 2

St. Louis -- 2

Buffalo -- 1

Denver -- 1

Detroit -- 1

Houston -- 1

Indianapolis -- 1

New Orleans -- 1

New York Jets -- 1

Oakland -- 1

San Francisco -- 1

Seattle -- 1

Washington -- 1

TOTAL -- 32

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