October 03, 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.
UPDATE: Because Tate was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season, OverTheCap is projecting that he is now worth a fifth-round comp pick, as opposed to a fourth-round comp pick.
• 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. It's noteworthy, however, that the 49ers selected two wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft, which puts Matthews' roster spot at risk. If he were to be cut by the Niners (and not brought back), he would not count toward the comp pick formula.
UPDATE: Matthews was released by the 49ers on cutdown day. He will no longer count toward the formula, unless the team brings him back and he's on the roster for 10 weeks.
UPDATE UPDATE: Matthews is signing back with the 49ers!
The #49ers are planning to re-sign veteran WR Jordan Matthews, league sources say. Matthews is expected to take Jalen Hurd’s roster spot, as the rookie receiver is headed to IR. Sounds like the Niners want to give Hurd’s back fracture time to heal.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 3, 2019
If he's on San Francisco's roster for 10 weeks this season, as in, any 10 weeks, he will count toward the formula.
• L.J. Fort: Fort signed a contract that we'll project will count at the seventh-round level.
UPDATE: They cut Fort, so he will no longer count toward the formula, unless they bring him back and he's on the roster for 10 weeks. Because the Ravens have already signed Fort, that is highly unlikely.
• 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
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|
|Jordan Hicks ($9,000,000) - 4|
|Golden Tate ($9,375,000) - 5|
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