Browns, Jets lead way on compensatory picks
With the league announcing its compensatory picks, the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets scouting departments will be quite busier now, as both teams received four compensation picks on Monday afternoon.
The Browns and Jets between them picked up a quarter of the 32 additional choices that are based upon teams losing more or better compensatory free agents from the year before than it acquired. Four picks is the maximum a team can acquire, and no compensatory pick can be higher than a third-round draft choice.
The Oakland Raiders received the only third-round pick, the 95th choice overall in the draft.
Here is a look at the entire list of compensatory picks awarded by round and what selection the pick is overall.
131. New York Giants
132. Green Bay
133. Green Bay
202. New York Jets
203. New York Jets
241. Green Bay
242. New York Jets
243. Green Bay
244. New York Jets
250. San Diego
252. St. Louis
Below are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:
ATLANTA. Lost: Harvey Dahl, Michael Koenen Signed: Ray Edwards, Reggie Kelly
BALTIMORE. Lost: Chris Chester, Dawan Landry, Le’Ron McClain, Donte’ Stallworth, Josh Wilson Signed:
Vonta Leach, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams
BUFFALO. Lost: Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner. Signed: Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen
CAROLINA. Lost: Jeff King, Richard Marshall, Matt Moore Signed: Ron Edwards, Olindo Mare
CLEVELAND. Lost: Abram Elam, Matt Roth, Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, Lawrence Vickers, Floyd Womack, Eric Wright. Signed: Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Usama Young</p>
DALLAS. Lost: Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd Signed: Abram Elam
GREEN BAY. Lost: Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Spitz
INDIANAPOLIS. Lost: Charlie Johnson, Clint Session
MINNESOTA. Lost: Ray Edwards, Ben Leber, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice Signed: Remi Ayodele, Charlie Johnson.
NEW YORK GIANTS. Lost: Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Steve Smith Signed: David Baas, Steve Weatherford
NEW YORK JETS. Lost: Drew Coleman, Braylon Edwards, Shaun Ellis, Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford.
OAKLAND. Lost: Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard Signed: Kevin Boss, Stephen Heyer
PITTSBURGH. Lost: Nick Eason, Keyaron Fox, Matt Spaeth
SAN DIEGO. Lost: Kevin Burnett, Darren Sproles Signed: Travis LaBoy, Takeo Spikes
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com