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Bengals to Receive a Seventh Round Compensatory Pick in 2011 Draft

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The NFL announced Friday that the Bengals will be one of the 11 teams to benefit from receiving an extra seventh-round pick (pick 45 No. 245), to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32. They were not one of the 21 teams to receive a compensatory pick for losing "more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year."

Twenty one compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, 11 additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The 11 additional picks were awarded to Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington and Houston based upon the 2011 draft selection order.

Determining the value of a player lost, and whether or not he is worth a compensatory pick, is based on a formula, developed by the NFL Management Council, which is based on the salary, playing time and post-season honors. Not all players lost are covered under the formula.

All compensatory picks in the 2011 draft are between rounds three and seven. Below is a chart of all the teams and the compensatory picks they received.

2011 NFL Draft compensatory picks
Rd
No./Overall
Team
3
33/97
Carolina
4
33/130
Tennessee
4
33/131
Green Bay
5
33/164
Baltimore
5
34/165
Baltimore
6
33/198
N.Y. Giants
6
34/199
Kansas City
6
35/200
Minnesota
6
36/201
San Diego
6
37/202
N.Y. Giants
6
38/203
Carolina
7
33/233
San Diego
7
34/234
Miami
7
35/235
Minnesota
7
36/236
Philadelphia
7
37/237
Tampa Bay
7
38/238
San Francisco
7
39/239
Philadelphia
7
40/240
Oakland
7
41/241
Seattle
7
42/242
New Orleans
7
43/243
Carolina
7
44/244
Buffalo
7
45/245
Cincinnati
7
46/246
Denver
7
47/247
Cleveland
7
48/248
Arizona
7
49/249
San Francisco
7
50/250
Tennessee
7
51/251
Dallas
7
52/252
Washington
7
53/253
Houston