On Friday, the NFL announced that 15 teams would receive 32 compensatory selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Indianapolis Colts were not one of those teams.
32 compensatory choices in the 2018 @NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams pic.twitter.com/7so8TJfChd— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) February 23, 2018
A compensatory selection is a pick awarded to a team by the NFL and it can now be traded, as of 2017. The picks are awarded based on a formula that factors in the salary, playing time and awards/honours of a free agent(s) that a team lost in the previous offseason.
The NFL also factors in the players that a team signs in the previous offseason. For example, if they lose a superstar player to free agency, but sign two very good players who make the Pro Bowl, they will most likely not be rewarded a selection.
John McClain and others are reporting the Houston Texans will receive three compensatory draft picks for the 2018 NFL Draft. Specifically, the Texans will receive a third-round draft pick and two sixth-rounders, bringing their total amount of picks to eight in the upcoming draft.
Texans get the third round compensatory pick for losing CB AJ Bouye and two sixth round picks for losing OLB John Simon and S Quintin Demps in free agency.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) February 23, 2018
Losing A.J. Bouye by not matching Jacksonville’s offer or franchise-tagging him was a total disaster, and this is little consolation.
Friday, former Raiders linebacker Tyrell Adams announced he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Adams had played 12 games for the Raiders over the past two seasons.
Two years ago, Tyrell Adams made his NFL regular season debut for the Raiders. The former undrafted free agent was called up from the practice squad and would appear in six games to finish out the 2016 season.
Prior to that, Adams had bounced between the Seahawks and Chiefs with two stints on each team’s offseason rosters and practice squads.
He seemed to have found a home in Oakland where there was a dearth of experience at the linebacker spot. Adams ran with the first team throughout offseason practices as the only returning healthy linebacker.
Adams made the roster and appeared in each of the first six games of the season, though not as a starter.
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent linebacker Tyrell Adams.
Adams (6-2, 230, 25) will be entering his fourth year after spending time with the Seattle Seahawks (2015, twice), Kansas City Chiefs (2015 and 2016, twice), Oakland Raiders (2016-’17) and Buffalo Bills (2017). He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks following the 2015 NFL Draft.
Adams has been a heavy special teams contributor and practice squad player, although he did see 99 defensive snaps in 2017. In 12 career games, he has 18 tackles. According to Raiders.com, Adams was in the competition for the Raiders’ starting middle linebacker spot during the 2017 offseason program, but he was ultimately unable to stick with the team.
Adams has a bit of experience in the 4-3 defense, and his size likely means he can cover quite a bit of ground.