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March 23, 2015

Panthers awarded two compensatory picks

PHOENIX -- The Panthers picked up a pair of compensatory picks Monday -- a fifth-rounder and a sixth-rounder -- in the NFL's annual awarding of draft picks for free agents gained and lost.

With the two compensatory picks, the Panthers have a total of nine selections in the draft, which is April 30 to May 2 in Chicago.

The NFL determines compensatory picks based on a formula that weighs the salary, playing time and postseason honors for free agents teams acquired and lost the previous offseason.

The Panthers lost receivers Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr. (since re-acquired) and Domenik Hixon and defensive backs Mike Mitchell and Captain Munnerlyn.

They signed cornerback Antoine Cason, receiver Jerricho Cotchery and tight end Ed Dickson.

All-time leading receiver Steve Smith signed with Baltimore after the Panthers cut him, so he did not factor into the comp pick formula.

Three times the Panthers have received three comp picks, most recently in 2011. They have been awarded a total of 16 in their history.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on March 23, 2015 at 09:35 PM | Permalink

Comments

Cam is still AWFUL!

Posted by: Cam is awful | Mar 24, 2015 2:43:31 PM

Im sensing a bold bodacious draft!

Posted by: Polecat | Mar 25, 2015 11:11:56 AM

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