Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
How is that possible? Both were signed as free agents to offset losses and/or injuries.
I don't think you know what you're talking about.
They were all released by their teams. Released players do not count against FA compensation, I believe they call them "Street Free Agents." It was talked about when it all went down. Routt was even signed before FA even started.
"Even though compensatory picks are a closely guarded recipe it seems to be a collaboration of players lost, age of the players, and contract value from the other team. There may also be an element of playoff success while on the other team, though contract from the other team is the biggie. Players who are released do NOT count towards the formula either way.
And I also don’t think resigning their own free agents counts against a team either."
"What they've done in free agency this year has set themselves up nicely for comp picks next year. The big additions, like Stanford Routt, Kevin Boss and Eric Winston, are not qualifying free agents. They were all cut by their former team meaning they weren't "true" unrestricted free agents. This means they will not count against the Chiefs when it comes to compensatory picks next year.
That's a good thing."
Thanks for playing?
Does anyone know if Orton would count as compensation? Or is it like in baseball where a player has to play the entire previous season on the team in order to count?