View Full Version : Faneca's departure plays role in Steelers' extra pick

Galax Steeler
03-26-2009, 03:50 AM
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Blame Alan Faneca for the Steelers not receiving anything higher than a fifth-round draft choice as their lone compensatory pick from the NFL this week.

Faneca's departure from the Steelers as a free agent last season was the reason they landed the extra fifth-round pick, but his status also held them back from receiving a third-round choice. Faneca upheld his part by starting for the New York Jets after signing a big contract with them, and then making the Pro Bowl again.

But contained among the many rules in the complicated formula for deciding what and how many compensatory picks each team receives is one that declares that a 10-year veteran cannot bring higher than a fifth-round draft choice. Faneca finished his 12th NFL season.

Even the Steelers were unaware of the little-known rule until they asked the NFL this week for an explanation why they received only a fifth-round compensatory pick.


Galax Steeler
03-26-2009, 04:00 AM
Sorry it was already posted by Aussie Steeler

Rhee Rhee
03-27-2009, 01:21 AM
WOW. that's ridiculous.

and to think all of us had that 3rd rounder penciled in when we were doing our steelers mock drafts...

03-27-2009, 10:32 AM
Goodell making up new rules again?

03-27-2009, 10:36 AM
I'd be interested to see this rule enforced in the last couple years. Anyone want to go through comp. picks for players over 10 seasons of service?

03-27-2009, 08:21 PM
That extra fifth rounder could be perfect for picking up "tank" Summers. What a great name for a Steelers back.

03-27-2009, 08:24 PM
A lil known rule??? Hmmm makes ya wonder.