NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES TO 14 CLUBS

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2005 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2005 NFL Draft (April 23-24). This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

The following 2005 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE/ ROUND OVERALL SELECTION TEAM

3 33-96 Tennessee
3 34-97 Denver
3 35-98 Seattle
3 36-99 Kansas City
3 37-100 New England
3 38-101 Denver
4 33-134 St. Louis
4 34-135 Indianapolis
4 35-136 Tennessee
5 33-169 Carolina
5 34-170 New England
5 35-171 Carolina
5 36-172 Philadelphia
5 37-173 Indianapolis
5 38-174 San Francisco
6 33-207 Carolina
6 34-208 Dallas
6 35-209 Dallas
6 36-210 St. Louis
6 37-211 Philadelphia
6 38-212 Oakland
6 39-213 Baltimore
6 40-214 Oakland
7 33-247 Philadelphia
7 34-248 San Francisco
7 35-249 San Francisco
7 36-250 St. Louis
7 37-251 St. Louis
7 38-252 Philadelphia
7 39-253 Tampa Bay
7 40-254 Seattle
7 41-255 New England

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2005 NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE Lost: Marcus Robinson

CAROLINA Lost: Greg Favors, Deon Grant, Reggie Howard, Jeno James
Signed: Brandon Short

DALLAS Lost: Mario Edwards, Ebenezer Ekuban

DENVER Lost: Bert Berry, Keith Burns, Ian Gold
Signed: Marco Coleman

INDIANAPOLIS Lost: David Macklin, Marcus Washington

KANSAS CITY Lost: Jonathan Quinn, John Tait
Signed: Chris Bober

NEW ENGLAND Lost: Mike Compton, Bobby Hamilton, Ted Washington, Damien Woody
Signed: Keith Traylor

OAKLAND Lost: Eric Barton, Lorenzo Bromell, Roderick Coleman, Charlie Garner, Rick Mirer, Matt Stinchcomb
Signed: Danny Clark, Bobby Hamilton, Warren Sapp, Ted Washington

PHILADELPHIA Lost: Marco Coleman, Carlos Emmons, Duce Staley, Bobby Taylor, Troy Vincent, Bobbie Williams
Signed: Dhani Jones, Jevon Kearse

ST. LOUIS Lost: David Loverne, John St. Clair, Grant Wistrom, Brian Young

SEATTLE Lost: Randall Godfrey, Shawn Springs, Reggie Tongue, Willie Williams
Signed: Bobby Taylor, Grant Wistrom

SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Travis Kirschke, Tai Streets, Jason Webster

TAMPA BAY Lost: Thomas Jones, Shaun King, Warren Sapp, Aaron Stecker, Tom Tupa, Nate Webster, Todd Yoder
Signed: Keith Burns, Mario Edwards, Charlie Garner, Ian Gold, Jeff Gooch, Matt Stinchcomb

TENNESSEE Lost: Jevon Kearse, Robaire Smith


TOTAL 2005 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS


Philadelphia -- 4

St. Louis -- 4

Carolina -- 3

New England -- 3

San Francisco -- 3

Dallas -- 2

Denver -- 2

Indianapolis -- 2

Oakland -- 2

Seattle -- 2

Tennessee -- 2

Baltimore -- 1

Kansas City -- 1

Tampa Bay -- 1

TOTAL -- 32