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Monday, March 24, 2014
Redskins receive no extra picks

By John Keim

The Redskins received no compensatory draft picks, putting them in line with the majority of NFL teams. Only 13 teams received compensatory picks, the league announced Monday.

The formula is based on players lost and gained in free agency the previous season. Washington lost Lorenzo Alexander. He was a Pro Bowl special teamer for them, but not a full-time player from scrimmage. He only played parts of three games for Arizona before suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury. The Redskins signed cornerback E.J. Biggers.

According to the NFL’s release, “a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks…. 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.”

Dallas received three compensatory picks, all in the seventh round. The New York Giants received a fifth-round selection.

Philadelphia did not get any. Baltimore and the New York Jets tied for most received with four.

Washington has received only 12 compensatory draft choices since the NFL started awarding them in 1994. Only New Orleans, Denver, Houston and Cleveland have received fewer.