PHOENX, Ariz. - At the NFL owners meeting in the Seattle Seahawks were awarded one of 32 compensatory draft choices. It'a s sixth-round pick, number 210 overall.
The formula to determine the compensatory picks is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors for the players lost and signed in free agency.
Last year, the Seahawks lost wide receiver Joe Jurevicius to the Cleveland Browns, safety Marquand Manuel to the Green Bay Packers, tight end Ryan Hannam to the Dallas Cowboys and guard Steve Hutchinson to the Minnesota Vikings.
They signed linebacker Julian Peterson, which was considered a push for losing Hutchinson, as well as tackle Tom Ashworth and defensive tackle Russell Davis.
The NFL draft will be held on the weekend of April 28th and 29th. The Seahawks don't have a first-round draft choice because they traded the pick to the New England Patriots for wide receiver Deon Branch. The Patriots got the 24th selection in the draft in the Branch trade.