The Eagles were awarded a pair of compensatory choices in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Per a release from the NFL, the Eagles were awarded seventh-round compensatory picks (Nos. 243 and 244 overall). Those are the 36th and 37th selections in that final round. The two additional picks give the Eagles eight draft choices in next month's draft.
Philadelphia, which sent its 2010 seventh-round pick to New England last year as part of the Greg Lewis deal, will now have two picks in the seventh round. In addition, the team owns the 24th overall pick in the first round, as well as a pair of third-round picks and selections in rounds two, four and six.
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. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.
Among the players the Eagles lost to other teams last year were Brian Dawkins, Correll Buckhalter, L.J. Smith, Tra Thomas and Sean Considine. The Eagles signed Stacy Andrews, Sean Jones and Leonard Weaver.
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 5:59 p.m., March 22