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The Giants will receive an extra fourth-round selection in the upcoming draft after the National Football League announced its compensatory picks on Friday. A team who loses more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The formula for awarding compensatory draft choices factors in salary, playing time, and postseason honors. Four compensatory selections is the maximum that any team can receive.

The Broncos are among eight teams that received one compensatory pick.

The Browns signed two such free agents last offseason, guard Kevin Zeitler from the Bengals and center JC Tretter from the Packers.

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A total of 32 compensatory picks were awarded to 15 teams and the Colts weren't one of them. Arizona received the highest compensatory pick at No. 97 overall. The year prior, safeties Justin Simmons (No. 98) and Will Parks (No. 219), as well as running back Devontae Booker (No. 136) were taken with compensatory picks.

The NFL officially announced compensatory picks on Friday, and the Giants get the extra fourth-rounder because defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency a year ago.

Most expected the Packers to gain four extra picks after losing several top players in free agency last offseason. The Browns, of course, were not in the league for three of those seasons.

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