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    No compensatory draft picks for Rams--Thomas is crazy-we get 2

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    03/26/2007

    PHOENIX -- For the first time in five years, the Rams will receive no compensatory draft picks.

    At least that’s the expectation of Rams team officials gathered in Arizona for the NFL’s annual owners meetings.
    Since the start of the current system of free agency in 1993, compensatory draft picks have been awarded to teams that lose more free agents than they sign. The complicated formula is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors of free agents signed and lost.

    Last offseason, safety Adam Archuleta, and defensive tackles Ryan Pickett and Damione Lewis were among the Rams’ free-agent defections. But according to the formula, the Rams more than offset those losses by signing defensive tackle La’Roi Glover, linebacker Will Witherspoon, and safety Corey Chavous.

    "We finished on the ‘plus’ side (of the formula)," said a Rams official. Which means the Rams will get no compensatory picks.

    The 2007 compensatory picks for all 32 teams are scheduled to be announced this week at the owners meetings. Over the past four offseasons, the Rams have received 14 compensatory picks -- two last season, and four apiece in ’05, ’04, and ’03.

    Over the years, the Rams have had a fair amount of success with compensatory picks. Mark Setterstrom, a seventh-round compensatory pick last year, started six games at left guard as a rookie in ’06. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, fullback Madison Hedgecock, linebacker Brandon Chillar and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna (now with San Diego) are past compensatory picks.


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    Re: No compensatory draft picks for Rams

    Kind of surprising we didn't get a comp pick solely for the size of Archuleta's contract.
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    Re: No compensatory draft picks for Rams

    THOMAS IS CRZAY..We get 2 picks!!


    NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES
    Written by: - ffLiveWire - ¦ 3/26/2007
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    A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2007 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 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 2007 NFL Draft (April
    28-29). 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.
    One club this year (Cincinnati) will receive a compensatory pick even though it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory
    free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents Cincinnati lost were ranked higher than the ones it signed
    (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).
    The following 2007 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:
    ROUND CHOICE/
    ROUND OVERALL SELECTION TEAM
    3 33-96 San Diego
    3 34-97 San Francisco
    3 35-98 Indianapolis
    3 36-99 Oakland
    4 33-132 Pittsburgh
    4 34-133 Atlanta
    4 35-134 Baltimore
    4 36-135 San Francisco
    4 37-136 Indianapolis
    4 38-137 Baltimore
    5 33-170 Pittsburgh
    5 34-171 New England
    5 35-172 San Diego
    5 36-173 Indianapolis
    5 37-174 Baltimore
    6 33-207 Baltimore
    6 34-208 New England
    6 35-209 New England
    6 36-210 Seattle
    7 33-243 Green Bay
    7 34-244 Atlanta
    7 35-245 Tampa Bay
    7 36-246 Tampa Bay
    7 37-247 New England
    7 38-248 St. Louis
    7 39-249 St. Louis

    7 40-250 New York Giants
    7 41-251 Jacksonville
    7 42-252 Jacksonville
    7 43-253 Cincinnati
    7 44-254 Oakland
    7 45-255 Detroit
    Picks 254 and 255 are supplemental compensatory picks (based upon draft-order formula) to fulfill the number of draft
    choices permitted by agreement with the NFL Players Association in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2007
    NFL Draft:
    ATLANTA Lost: Barry Stokes, Kevin Shaffer
    BALTIMORE Lost: Will Demps, Ma'ake Kemoeatu, Chester Taylor, Anthony Weaver, Anthony
    Wright, Dave Zastudil
    Signed: Justin Bannan
    CINCINNATI Lost: Jon Kitna, Matt Schobel
    Signed: Anthony Wright, Dexter Jackson
    GREEN BAY Lost: Mike Flanagan, Paris Lenon, Ryan Longwell, Craig Nall
    Signed: Marquand Manuel, Ryan Pickett, Charles Woodson
    INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Edgerrin James, David Thornton, Larry Tripplett, Mike Vanderjagt
    Signed: Adam Vinatieri
    JACKSONVILLE Lost: Akin Ayodele, Ephraim Salaam, Jamie Winborn, Kenny Wright
    Signed: Nick Greisen, Brian Williams
    NEW ENGLAND Lost: Tom Ashworth, Matt Chatham, Andre Davis, Tim Dwight, Christian Fauria, David
    Givens, Adam Vinatieri
    Signed: Reche Caldwell
    NEW YORK GIANTS Lost: Will Allen, Kendrick Clancy, Nick Greisen, Shaun Williams
    Signed: Jason Bell, Will Demps, R.W. McQuarters
    OAKLAND Lost: Renaldo Hill, Charles Woodson
    Signed: Lance Johnstone
    PITTSBURGH Lost: Chris Hope, Antwaan Randle El, Kimo von Oelhoffen
    Signed: Ryan Clark
    ST. LOUIS Lost: Adam Archuleta, Tyoka Jackson, Damione Lewis, Jamie Martin, Ryan Pickett,
    Rex Tucker
    Signed: Fakhir Brown, Corey Chavous, Todd Steussie, Will Witherspoon

    SAN DIEGO Lost: Drew Brees, Reche Caldwell, Ben Leber, Justin Peelle
    Signed: Marlon McCree, Aaron Shea
    SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Andre Carter, Anthony Clement, Julian Peterson
    Signed: Antonio Bryant
    SEATTLE Lost: Ryan Hannam, Steve Hutchinson, Joe Jurevicius, Marquand Manuel
    Signed: Tom Ashworth, Russell Davis, Julian Peterson
    TAMPA BAY Lost: Jameel Cook, Dexter Jackson, Todd Steussie
    Signed: Jamie Winborn
    TOTAL 2007 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS
    Baltimore -- 4 San Diego -- 2
    New England -- 4 San Francisco -- 2
    Indianapolis -- 3 Tampa Bay -- 2
    Atlanta -- 2 Cincinnati -- 1
    Jacksonville -- 2 Detroit -- 1
    Oakland -- 2 Green Bay -- 1
    Pittsburgh -- 2 New York Giants -- 1
    St. Louis -- 2 Seattle -- 1
    TOTAL -- 32
    NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2007 *
    Arizona -- 14
    Atlanta -- 7
    Baltimore -- 25
    Buffalo -- 22
    Carolina -- 5
    Chicago -- 11
    Cincinnati -- 7
    Cleveland -- 1
    Dallas -- 26
    Denver -- 8
    Detroit -- 13
    Green Bay -- 23
    Houston -- 3
    Indianapolis -- 10
    Jacksonville -- 16
    Kansas City -- 11
    Miami -- 11
    Minnesota -- 12
    New England -- 19
    New Orleans -- 9
    New York Giants -- 16
    New York Jets -- 5
    Oakland -- 11
    Philadelphia -- 22
    Pittsburgh -- 18
    St. Louis -- 24
    San Diego -- 11
    Seattle -- 13
    San Francisco -- 14
    Tampa Bay -- 16
    Tennessee -- 17
    Washington -- 7
    TOTAL -- 427

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    Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    Rams | Team awarded two compensatory picks
    Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:08:14 -0700
    The St. Louis Rams have been awarded two compensatory picks in the 2007 NFL Draft. The team was given the 38th and 39th pick in the seventh round (248th and 249th overall).



    Hey, we'll take them. I think we got Fitzpatrick with one of those comp. picks.
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    Re: Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    We had a number of succesful pickups with compensatory picks...
    Fitz, Hedgecock, Setterstrom among others.

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    Re: No compensatory draft picks for Rams--Thomas is crazy-we get 2

    Baltimore gets 2 extra 4th rounders and a 5th and 6th. Thats pretty generous if you ask me... why wasn't Steve McNair covered under this formula??

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    Re: Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    i have just been watching the NFL network when i saw this. oh boy, this is a mess, look at all the early picks, the 3's -4's and 5's. that is alot of good players going by way of another team that we get no chance at, and that suck's.

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    Re: Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    i think its unfair for teams like San Diego to get a third rounder when they didnt even try and resign Drew Brees

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    Re: Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    Rams awarded two compensatory draft picks at NFL meeting
    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    03/26/2007

    PHOENIX - Call it an unexpected surprise. The Rams arrived in Arizona for the NFL’s annual owners meetings fully expecting to receive no compensatory draft picks for the first time in five years.

    But the Rams were awarded two seventh-rounders Monday, Nos. 248 and 249 overall in the draft April 28-29.

    Since the start of the current system of free agency in 1993, compensatory draft picks have been awarded to teams that lose more free agents than they sign. The complicated formula is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors of free agents signed and lost.

    Last offseason, safety Adam Archuleta, and defensive tackles Ryan Pickett and Damione Lewis were among the Rams’ free-agent defections. The Rams were under the impression that those losses were more than offset (under the league formula) by signing defensive tackle La’Roi Glover, linebacker Will Witherspoon, and safety Corey Chavous. "We finished on the ‘plus’ side (of the formula)," said a Rams official. Which meant the Rams weren’t going to receiver compensatory picks.

    But when the 2007 compensatory picks for all 32 teams were announced early Monday evening at the owners meetings, the Rams were awarded two seventh-rounders. Over the previous four offseasons, the Rams had received 14 compensatory picks _ two last season, and four apiece in ’05, ’04, and ’03.

    Over the years, the Rams have had a fair amount of success with compensatory picks. Mark Setterstrom, a seventh-round compensatory pick last year, started six games at left guard as a rookie in ’06. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, fullback Madison Hedgecock, linebacker Brandon Chillar, and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna (now with San Diego) are past compensatory picks. Fitzpatrick and Hedgecock were seventh-rounders; Chillar and Manumaleuna were fourth-rounders.
    The Faulk cap hit

    The Rams plan to spread out the cap hit caused by running back Marshall Faulk’s retirement over two seasons. (Faulk has two years left on his current contract.) As a result, there will be $2 million of so-called "dead money" that counts against the team’s salary cap in 2007. But since that money was already being counted against the Rams’ 2007 cap, the team actually experiences a cap savings of $820,000 -- which is the base salary Faulk was scheduled to make this coming season had he played.

    The team will experience a $2 million cap hit in 2008, the last year of Faulk’s contract.

    A Rams official also confirmed Monday that the team did pay Faulk a $225,000 roster bonus that was due earlier this month.



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    Re: Rams awarded two compensatory picks

    this is an expect of the game i dont really understand....i understand the on the field stuff but the way the rest works just baffles me sometimes......

    all i gotta add is we lost 3 former first rounders last off-season and traded thomas a former first rounder for chris johnson a 7th rounder.....dont seem to be good compo for what we lost but like some have said ,we have been pretty good with 7th round picks in the past and a name that wasnt mentioned before but was also a 7th round pick is Tom Nutten!

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