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First off did I evin spel compensatory rite???

That being said, how does the league justify what extra picks a team gets if any?? Is it based on the quality players they lose during FA??? Or is it a more of a formula based on losses and how that player does with the new team etc???

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from wikipedia:

"In addition to the 32 picks in each round, there are a total of up to 32 picks dispersed at the ends of Rounds 3 through 7. These picks, known as "compensatory picks", are awarded to teams that have lost more talented players than they gained the previous year in free agency. These picks cannot be traded, and are awarded based on a proprietary formula based on salary and performance. So, for example, a team that lost a backup quarterback in free agency might get a sixth-round compensatory pick, while a team that lost their best wide receiver might receive a third- or fourth-round pick.

If fewer than 32 such picks are awarded, the remaining picks are awarded in the order in which teams would pick in a hypothetical eighth round of the draft."
 

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If fewer than 32 such picks are awarded, the remaining picks are awarded in the order in which teams would pick in a hypothetical eighth round of the draft."
That's how we got Colston.
 

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Not sure how the Saints will fair with comp picks this year, as they lost Bentley & Howard but got Brees & Fujita plus maybe a couple of others?
 

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Not sure how the Saints will fair with comp picks this year, as they lost Bentley & Howard but got Brees & Fujita plus maybe a couple of others?
With Bentley out for the year, the only thing they can use to judge it is his contract. I would guess probably a 6th-round pick for LeCharles, maybe a 5th since it was a huge contract but no performance is going to hurt.

As for Howard, he has 3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles (3rd in sacks, but will finish at least 2nd since Jevon Kearse is 2nd, 1st in tackles for loss, and tied-2nd for forced fumbles). I think we will get at least a 5th, probably a 4th for Darren because he's doing well and signed a good contract.
 

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First, you have to lose more free-agents than you sign. If you have a net gain in free-agency, you don't get any comp. picks, regardless of who you lost.

If you have lost more than you gained, then the formula for which rounds and how many picks comes into play.

I don't think we'll be getting any extra picks in '07.
 

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First, you have to lose more free-agents than you sign. If you have a net gain in free-agency, you don't get any comp. picks, regardless of who you lost.

If you have lost more than you gained, then the formula for which rounds and how many picks comes into play.

I don't think we'll be getting any extra picks in '07.
Does that count for guys like Billy Miller, who is signed during the season since he's technically a free agent or just during the designated offseason signing periods?

That's kinda of a dumb way to go about it anyway. So basically I could sign 4 STers and lose 1 big-time QB and get no comps.
 

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I'm pretty sure that quality factors in as well as quantity.

Say the Chargers lose Drew Brees in Free Agency and sign Joe Schmoe as their backup to Rivers. It is a one for one swap but there is a huge drop off in quality.
 

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I'm pretty sure that quality factors in as well as quantity.

Say the Chargers lose Drew Brees in Free Agency and sign Joe Schmoe as their backup to Rivers. It is a one for one swap but there is a huge drop off in quality.
Yes there are certain players that are considered "compensatory free agents". Drew Brees will be a compensatory free agent, Billy Miller will not.
 

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We signed two "good" players (Brees, Fujita) and lost 3 (Howard, Bentley, Fakhir Brown) so there`s a chance we get one pick.
 

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