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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 15 teams

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced Monday.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous 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 Monday will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft April 26-28.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 and begin at 7:00 PM CT. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 6:00 PM CT followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 AM CT.

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, and not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by the formula.

The Browns, Packers, Jets and Raiders among the teams receiving the most draft selections. The Browns, Packers and Jets were the only team in the league that were awarded four compensatory picks, while the Raiders received three-selections, but they were good ones, as Oakland got the highest compensatory pick of any team in the NFL with a third-rounder.

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND/OVERALL SELECTION/TEAM
3/95/Oakland

4/128/Minnesota
4/129/Oakland
4/130/Baltimore
4/131/New York Giants
4/132/Green Bay
4/133/Green Bay
4/134/Minnesota
4/135/Dallas

5/168/Oakland
5/169/Baltimore
5/170/Indianapolis

6/202/New York Jets
6/203/New York Jets
6/204/Cleveland
6/205/Cleveland
6/206/Indianapolis
6/207/Carolina

7/240/Pittsburgh
7/241/Green Bay
7/242/New York Jets
7/243/Green Bay
7/244/New York Jets
7/245/Cleveland
7/246/Pittsburgh
7/247/Cleveland
7/248/Pittsburgh
7/249/Atlanta
7/250/San Diego
7/251/Buffalo
7/252/St. Louis
7/253/Indianapolis

Following 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

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

TOTAL 2012 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Cleveland: 4
Green Bay: 4
New York Jets: 4
Indianapolis: 3
Oakland: 3
Pittsburgh: 3
Baltimore: 2
Minnesota: 2
Atlanta: 1
Buffalo: 1
Carolina: 1
Dallas: 1
New York Giants: 1
St. Louis: 1
San Diego: 1
TOTAL: 32

Credit to ProFootball Talk for the complete list.

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