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03-31-2008, 08:03 AM
NFL | Compensatory picks to be handed out this week
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:02:48 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the NFL will hand out compensatory picks for the 2008 NFL Draft this week during the owners meetings.

03-31-2008, 04:12 PM

Steelers won't get extra draft pick
Monday, March 31, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As expected, the Steelers received no extra draft choices when the NFL released its list of compensatory picks today.

The compensatory picks are issued based on a complicated formula that takes into account what teams lost in free agency last year compared to what they acquired.

The Steelers lost little in free agency and signed, for one, starting center Sean Mahan. They did not expect to receive any extra picks and will have six picks entering the April 26-27 draft -- one in each of the first six rounds. They traded their seventh-round pick for punt returner Allen Rossum, who they released in February.

Cincinnati and Baltimore were the main recipients of compensatory picks among the four AFC North Division teams. Cincinnati received four extra picks -- one in the third, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Baltimore received three draft choices -- one each in the third, fourth and sixth rounds.

Galax Steeler
04-01-2008, 03:55 AM
I think it was last year we got 3 those extra picks come in handy it is ashamed we don't get none this year.