Tennessee Titans: Why a Round 1 Trade-Up is Highly Unlikely
Compensatory Picks Unlikely
Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans guard Andy Levitre (67) at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Hoping for a compensatory draft pick for Jared Cook? Stop hoping for that. Check out philly.com writer Jimmy Kempski for his projections on who receives what compensatory picks. Some of the basic rules include:
1. Lost players that are cut or not tendered as RFAs and ERFAs do not qualify.
2. Lost players that were picked up during the season the year before do not qualify.
3. Signed players that are released before midseason do not qualify.
4. Players earning low minimum salaries do not qualify.
5. Each player signed cancels out one player lost.
6. The round of the pick awarded is primarily determined by the annual value of the contract signed. Signed players cancel out lost players with equal contracts, then lower contracts, before canceling out higher contracts.
Last offseason, the Titans indulged themselves in a free-agency binge. That will keep them from adding any compensatory picks.