Sunday, January 10, 2010

Early comp pick projections for 2010, Part VII

The final post in my series explaining the compensatory pick possibilities for each team takes a look at the remaining teams in the AFC South.

Click here to review the Unrestricted Free Agents lost and signed by each team during the qualifying period of the 2009 offseason.

Click here to read why Denver will not get any comp picks this year.

San Diego — The Chargers lost two qualifying players and signed one. They should receive one comp pick for the loss of Igor Olshansky, in either the fifth or sixth round.

Oakland — The Raiders lost one qualifying player (Jake Grove) and signed one (Khalif Barnes) who likely will qualify. If Barnes does qualify, the Raiders will receive a net-value comp pick at the end of the seventh round, after the true comp picks but before any non-compensatory picks that might be added. If Barnes does not qualify, the Raiders will receive a comp pick for Grove, likely in the fourth round but possibly in the fifth.

Kansas City — The Chiefs did not lose any qualifying players and will not receive a comp pick.

The first six posts in this series covered a handful of the teams who will not receive a comp pick, the NFC East and NFC North, the NFC South and NFC West, the AFC East, the AFC North and the AFC South.


Adam said...

Perhaps I missed it in an earlier post, but I'm curious as to what exactly you mean by qualifying. Why is it questionable whether or not Khalif Barnes may qualify?

AdamJT13 said...

In order to qualify for the comp equation, a player must have been a true Unrestricted Free Agent whose contract had expired or was voided after the previous season (i.e., he cannot have been released by his old team); he must sign during the UFA signing period; if he signs after June 1, he must have been tendered a June 1 qualifying offer by his old team; his compensatory value must be above a specific minimum amount; and he cannot have been permanently released by his new team before a certain point in the season (which seems to be after Week 10) or, possibly, before getting a certain amount of playing time, unless he was claimed off waivers by another team.

In Barnes' case, I'm pretty certain that he will qualify, but his contract value and playing time were low enough that his value in the formula MIGHT be too low to qualify, especially if the NFL raises the minimums more than I anticipate.