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Interesting piece on Compensatory picks

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  • #2
    That was posted by Titan a while ago. Still a good read.


    • #3
      This SUCKS

      Don't expect any compensatories
      March 27, 2008 Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 2:00 PM ET | Link

      DON'T EXPECT COMPENSATORY PICKS FOR BILLS: I know there's a widespread theory in Bills nation that Buffalo stands a good chance of getting a 4th or 5th round pick when compensatory picks are awarded early next week at the league's annual meetings. After further review, with some assistance from Jim Overdorf, I can pretty much confirm that the Bills will not be getting anything this year. The reason why is they did not satisfy the first criteria for being eligible for a compensatory picks, which is to have a net loss of free agents (lose more than you signed in 2007).

      Buffalo lost London Fletcher, Nate Clements, Mike Gandy and Andre Davis in free agency.

      They signed Derrick Dockery, Langston Walker, Jason Whittle and Josh Scobey.

      With no net loss of free agents they are not eligible for a compensatory pick. I admit, I too forgot about Scobey, but he's the fourth guy that eliminates the hope for a compensatory pick. Jason Webster did not enter into the equation because he was cut by Atlanta and not a free agent whose contract expired.

      There is a very, very, very, very remote chance that the Bills could get a seventh round pick at the end of the draft if there is less than the 255 pick allotment for the draft after all the regular compensatory picks are handed out. They then might look at contract differential between players signed and lost and possibly look at other factors to see if a team that did not experience a net loss is somewhat deserving, but I wouldn't hold my breath.