Dealing with compensation issues

Expect free-agent market to tighten as teams weigh cost of losing compensatory picks

Originally Published: March 29, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Last week, the league office announced the distribution of 32 compensatory picks to 19 teams that annually serve as a partial compensation for the loss of unrestricted free agents the previous year.

The Titans received four choices, including a third-rounder. The Bengals received a No. 3 and a No. 4. The NFL Management Council uses a secret formula to determine what teams receive based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

With 2010 free ...

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