Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review in Pittsburgh is reporting that there is a rule that says a team can't receive higher than a fifth-round compensatory pick for a player with 10 or more seasons of NFL experience.
Click here to read Brown's blog entry.
UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the same thing and says the Steelers weren't aware of the rule until they asked for an explanation why they received a fifth-round comp pick. (Neither was I.)
Click here to read the Post-Gazette's article.