Panthers wait for compensatory picks

NEW ORLEANS -- The compensatory picks that usually are announced at the NFL owners meeting apparently won’t be this year.

A league official said those picks will be announced at a later date. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney and Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff have said they’ve been advised they’ll have to wait a bit to receive the list of picks.

Compensatory picks aren’t a major issue in the NFC South this year, except when it comes to the Panthers. They likely will add picks in the third and sixth rounds and it’s possible they could get a seventh-round choice.

Tampa Bay and New Orleans each could add a seventh-round choice. Atlanta isn’t expected to receive compensatory picks.