Originally Posted by beerlover
yeah, I think your right to some degree, Texans would be very fortuitous to receive 4 compensatory picks. Ball = Allen. James = Dreesen. Graham = Rackers. Jones/Forsett/Harris + performance could knock down Mario Williams. In conclusion we decided to lower expectations (bundle of extra picks) to help Texan fans from being crushed next February @ the combine when the NFL awards compensatory picks. I'm sure there will much discussion to follow on this subject, just remember with success of Texans free agent group, despite lower contracts, they will most likely offset early projections.
Sorry BL, you are simply wrong about this, and I would gladly bet you a beer that the Texans receive 4 picks in February. The vet minimum numbers for
1) Rookie - $390,000
2) 1 year - $465,000
3) 2 year - $540,000
4) 3 year - $615,000
5) 4-6 year - $700,000
6) 7-9 year - $825,000
7) 10+ year - $925,000
2012 salaries are as follows:
Shayne Graham: 2012: $925,000
Bradie James: 2012: $825,000
Donnie Jones: 2012: $825,000
Alan Ball: 6/2/2012: Signed an undisclosed contract. (June 1st is cutoff date for comp picks)
Justin Forsett: 6/2/2012: Signed a one-year contract. (June 1st is cutoff date for comp picks)
Ryan Harris: 9/1/2012: Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract.
Signing bonuses can be up to 65k without effecting the comp picks.
Players over 10 years accrued no longer count against comp picks.
Players must sign for more than their veteran minimum to nullify other comp picks.
None of these guys will effect the comp picks we get in return. The only thing that will limit what the Texans receive will be the way they play for their new teams. Number of games started, total contract value, etc etc.