Originally Posted by Lucky
With Neil Rackers signing with the Redskins, the Texans may have a net 5 in lost free agents this offseason. I said may, because the contract value has yet to be released, and Rackers has yet to make the team. A team may receive a maximum of 4 compensatory picks in a given draft. So the team might be able to sign a free agent for more than the minimum and still get the maximum number of compensatory selections.
If things don't change, we can count on getting 4 comp picks next year, which would give us 11 in the draft. I think that frees us up to use a future pick or two this year to get some more picks. Maybe send our 2013 3rd and 2012 6th to get a late 2nd. We need some impact players to make a deep playoff run, and extra 2nd or 3rd round picks would go a long ways towards that.