Originally Posted by ckhouston
Why would we get anything for a UFA? We could have signed them at any time during their period with the team and didnt, and now they sign with another team and we get compensated? That doesnt seem right.
Well, the system has been in place since the salary cap era began. Nothing new.
And there can be good players plucked with these picks. Among the notable compensatory selections are Hines Ward, Marques Colston, Larry Allen, and this QB that New England picked up after the regular portion of the 6th round in 2000. Tom Brady, I believe, is his name.