Cardinals awarded 4 late-round compensatory NFL Draft picks

Cardinals awarded 4 late-round compensatory NFL Draft picks

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams came up big with two third-round picks apiece.

With the National Football League announcing compensatory picks on Friday, the full seven-round draft order is now set, and as expected, the Seahawks will have four picks, having not been awarded any compensatory picks.

Cincinnati has added three picks in the sixth round - No. 210, 211 and 213 overall.

With the inclusion of the compensatory picks, the Bengals will have 11 selections total for the 2019 Draft.

Teams are awarded compensatory picks in exchange for players they lost in free agency (without being replaced in free agency) the year before.

The NFL Draft will be held April 25-27, with the last four rounds on the final day.

The Carolina Panthers will receive a third-round compensatory pick, meaning they will have two third-round picks in this year's draft.

Two things made Green Bay likely to receive additional draft picks under Ted Thompson. Under NFL rules, a team is eligible for draft pick compensation when it loses more qualifying unrestricted free agents than it signs.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. They lost six free agents: offensive linemen Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, and D.J. Fluker, linebacker Devon Kennard, cornerback Ross Cockrell, and quarterback Geno Smith.

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