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Old 02-09-2005   #7
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Originally Posted by Grid
So.. if we dont resign Payne.. or Bradford.. what kind of compensatory picks do you think they will get us?
So to answer your question, yes the Texans could receive compensatory picks if they lose guys like Payne, Banks, Simmons, or Bradford. They would receive the picks (or picks) at the bottom of rounds 3-7 in 2006. But, if the Texans sign FA's this offseason that would be deemed greater than the guys they lost by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, then no compensatory picks.

I doubt the Texans will receive compensatory picks this season because they signed Robaire Smith, Todd Wade, & Mark Bruener and only lost Steve Foley & Greg Randall (not sure if he counts). The Texans could receive compensation in this years draft if teams sign tendered RFAs during the FA period and the Texans do not match the offer. Then the signing team would owe the Texans a draft choice based on the amount the Texans tendered. If the Texans offer a RFA the minimum tender, they would receive a draft choice based on the round the RFA was drafted. There are two higher tenders where the signing team would owe either a 1st round pick, or a 1st & a 3rd. Here are the guys I believe will be RFAs if not re-signed by the Texans prior to the start of the FA period (March 2nd), and the compensation that would be due if given the minimum tender.

Jonathan Wells (4th Round)
Petey Faggins (5th Round)
Jarrod Baxter (5th Round)
Milford Brown (6th Round)
Matt Murphy (7th Round)
Quincy Monk (7th Round)
Troy Evans (undrafted, no compensation)

Faggins would be the key guy for the Texans to re-sign. Petey would be very attractive to a team with only a 5th round pick as compensation. And the Texans probably won't offer Faggins a tender (around $1.5 million) which would require a 1st round pick.
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