2012 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Receive No Compensatory Draft Picks

The NFL handed out 32 compensatory picks for the 2012 NFL Draft on Monday. A total of 15 teams received picks, and the Washington Redskins were not among those teams, according to a press release from the league.

Compensatory picks are awarded to teams losing "more or better" free agents than they signed in the previous year. Teams can receive a maximum of four compensatory picks. To determine compensatory picks, the league uses a formula that takes into account salary, playing time and a postseason appearances.

The league started awarding compensatory draft picks in 1994. Since that time, the Redskins have received 12.

The 2012 NFL Draft takes place over the course of three days, beginning with the first round on Thursday, April 26.

For more Washington Redskins coverage, be sure to visit Hogs Haven. For complete draft coverage, check out Mocking the Draft and SB Nation's NFL hub for the latest news.

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