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Comp Picks Reinforce Thompson's Philosophy

Thompson (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

Because of general manager Ted Thompson's conservative approach in free agency, the Packers keep getting additional draft picks to stock the roster.

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, like the rest of his counterparts around the league, might not know the NFL's secret formula for dispensing free-agent compensatory picks. However, Thompson no doubt knows the basics. If you lose a free agent, you might get one in return. If you sign a free agent, you might lose any pick you would have gained. Compensatory picks are the...

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