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NFL Awards Raiders 3 Compensatory Picks In NFL Draft

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ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 30:  New Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis  Allen (L) greets Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (C) and team owner Mark Davis during a press conference on January 30, 2012 in Alameda, California. Dennis Allen was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing Hue Jackson who was fired after one season.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ALAMEDA, CA – JANUARY 30: New Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen (L) greets Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (C) and team owner Mark Davis during a press conference on January 30, 2012 in Alameda, California. Dennis Allen was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing Hue Jackson who was fired after one season. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The Oakland Raiders have more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks.

The NFL awarded the Raiders picks at the end of the third, fourth and fifth rounds of April’s draft based on free agents they lost and signed last offseason.

Oakland previously only had picks in the fifth and sixth rounds because of trades and the supplemental draft.

New general manager Reggie McKenzie said he is ecstatic about the news and that it was better than he had expected.

Among the free agents the Raiders lost last season were cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, tight end Zach Miller, guard Robert Gallery and linebacker Thomas Howard. The most prominent player signed was tight end Kevin Boss.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

 

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