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Buffalo Bills receive no compensatory draft picks in 2020

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The Bills signed way more free agents than they lost

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The NFL announced the teams set to receive compensatory draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and the Buffalo Bills did not receive any for the fourth consecutive year. Given the number of free agents they signed last year relative to the number they lost, this comes as no surprise.

The Bills lost only one free agent who qualifies under the compensatory formula. John Miller, the team’s starting right guard in 2018, signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that averages $5.5 million a year. According to Over the Cap, his contract was canceled out in the formula when the Bills signed tight end Tyler Kroft to a deal with an APY of $6.25 million.

Buffalo signed ten free agents, Kroft included, who qualify for the formula. The whole list includes center Mitch Morse, wide receivers Cole Beasley, Andre Roberts, and John Brown, offensive tackles Ty Nsekhe and LaAdrian Waddle, running backs Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon, and guard Jon Feliciano.

Buffalo has a total of nine picks in the draft this year. They have one selection in each of the first four rounds, two choices in the fifth round, and three choices in the sixth round.

The New England Patriots lead the way with four compensatory selections—two third-round choices and two sixth-round choices—followed by several other teams with three. The Bills helped the Dallas Cowboys receive a compensatory pick, as the fifth-round choice Dallas will receive comes as compensation for losing Cole Beasley.