Published: Sat, February 23, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Redskins earn four compensatory picks for 2019 NFL Draft

Redskins earn four compensatory picks for 2019 NFL Draft

The NFL announced that the Bengals were awarded three of the 32 compensatory picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The pick is No. 100 overall. Three teams, the Washington Redskins (No. 96 overall), Carolina Panthers (No. 100 overall) and Baltimore Ravens (No. 102 overall) each got one third-round pick. It might be surprising the Chiefs would win any comp picks after signing several free agents like Anthony Hitchens, Sammy Watkins, Chad Henne, and Damien Williams. On the flip side, few players whose contracts with the Browns expired (not cut or waived) signed contracts for much value to offset the spending.

The Patriots lost Danny Amendola, Johnson Bademosi, Malcolm Butler, Cameron Fleming, Dion Lewis and Nate Solder as CFAs.

The Bears acquired the No. 222 pick in the seventh round previous year from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Deiondre' Hall.

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The Cardinals have the first overall selection in the April 25-27 draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

Despite the lack of extra compensatory picks, the Packers still have 10 selections in the 2019 draft, including two in the first round, two in the fourth round and two in the sixth round. It was initially thought the Giants would receive both a fourth and a fifth rounder having lost offensive lineman Justin Pugh and linebacker Devon Kennard in free agency, but instead they'll have to settle for the one pick.

With those picks, Minnesota should be able to move around in the draft to suit their needs as well as get a number of bodies into training camp to provide competition.

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