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Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2010

NFL: Patriots get 4 compensatory picks


Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. ó The New England Patriots have been awarded four compensatory picks in Aprilís NFL draft to make up for free agents they lost last year.

In all, 32 such picks are given out, with 19 teams getting at least one. New Englandís will come in the sixth round (one, No. 205 overall) and seventh round (three, No.s 247, 248 and 250).
Carolina, Pittsburgh and Tennessee each will get three, while Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Philadelphia receive two.
Getting one compensatory choice are Green Bay, Detroit, Jacksonville, Miami, Minnesota, Oakland, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa Bay and San Francisco.
The Bengals have the highest compensatory spot, the 33rd pick in the third round (96th overall). The Titans and Falcons have the next two picks in order.