March 21, 2019
As the NFL's 2019 free agency period unfolds, one of the fun things to keep tabs on (at least if you're a nerd like me) will be the projected compensatory picks the Philadelphia Eagles will be in line to receive in 2020 for the players the Eagles lose verses the players they gain.
Here we'll track each signing, and whether or not each player will count toward the compensatory pick formula.
• Nick Foles: Foles signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Jaguars. He will unquestionably count for a third-round pick in the comp pick formula.
• Golden Tate: Tate signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the Giants. He will likely count for a fourth-round pick in the comp pick formula.
• Jordan Hicks: Hicks signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Cardinals. He will likely count for a fourth-round pick in the comp pick formula.
• Jordan Matthews: Matthews signed with the 49ers. It is a one-year, $1.8 million contract, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. He will likely count toward the comp pick formula at the seventh-round level.
• Haloti Ngata: Ngata retired. He won't count toward the comp pick formula.
• Malik Jackson: Because Jackson was released by the Jaguars, he will not count toward the compensatory pick formula, and thus won't offset one of the Eagles' lost players.
• DeSean Jackson: The Eagles traded for Jackson, so he obviously will not count toward the comp pick formula.
• L.J. Fort: Fort signed a contract that we'll project will count at the seventh-round level.
• Andrew Sendejo: Sendejo signed a one-year contract, which is for $1.3 million, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Because the Vikings opted not to pick up a 2019 option on Sendejo, as opposed to releasing him outright, he will count toward the comp pick formula. The guess here is that it will indeed be big enough to qualify, barring any creative loopholes the team has found.
To note, while the addition of Sendejo would currently cause the projected fourth-round pick for Jordan Hicks to be canceled out, the Eagles will surely lose more lower-level players such as Stefen Wisniewski, Jay Ajayi, Timmy Jernigan, etc., who would then be cancelled out instead of Hicks.
• Vinny Curry: Because Curry was released by the Buccaneers, he will not count toward the compensatory pick formula, and thus won't offset one of the Eagles' lost players.
To note, we will be referencing OverTheCap's comp pick cancellation chart here:
|Players lost (APY) - Projected round||Players gained (APY) - Projected round|
|Nick Foles ($22,000,000) - 3|
|Golden Tate ($9,375,000) - 4|
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