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Redskins Garner a 7th Round Compensatory Pick

The Redskins were awarded a seventh-round draft pick by the NFL on Monday under the league's compensatory draft pick system.

The pick will be the 250th overall in the NFL Draft, scheduled for April 29-30.

In total, the NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks to supplement the 223 choices in the draft.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

The Redskins were one of three clubs this year, along with Buffalo and Seattle, to receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents.

Under the formula, the compensatory free agents those teams lost were ranked higher than the ones signed.

In 2005, the Redskins lost linebacker Antonio Pierce and cornerback Fred Smoot in free agency.

The team signed a pair of free agents in center Casey Rabach and wide receiver David Patten.

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