NFL awards Titans compensatory draft picks

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:52pm
Staff Reports

The Tennessee Titans on Monday were awarded three compensatory picks by the NFL, giving the team nine selections in April's NFL Draft.

The Titans were awarded a third-round pick (97th overall), sixth-round pick (207th overall) and seventh-round pick (241st overall) to go with their 16th overall pick in the first-round, as well as the team's two third-round picks, one pick each in rounds four and five, and two picks each in rounds six and seven. 

A second-round pick was traded last year to New England for the rights to draft tight end Jared Cook.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The Titans lost Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper and Chris Simms, and signed Jovan Haye, Mark Jones and Nate Washington.

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