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No compensatory picks for Bucs



The NFL just released the list of compensatory picks in next month's draft, but the Bucs did not receive any.

While 15 other teams will benefit from 32 compensatory picks, Tampa Bay did not meet the standard under the league's formula.

The formula, developed by the NFL's Management Council, stipulates that teams losing more or better free agents than they acquire in a given year are eligible to receive compensatory picks between the third and seventh rounds. The formula is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Several teams received multiple picks, including the Ravens, who got four. The Bears, Colts and Eagles received three apiece. Washington, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Baltimore will actually get third-round picks out of the deal. That's a nice little surprise for those teams to have an extra third-round choice at their disposal.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:59pm]


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