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Updated: March 25th, 2011 4:52pm
Vikings receive two compensatory draft picks, bringing total to nine

Vikings receive two compensatory draft picks, bringing total to nine

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Vikings have received two compensatory draft picks, the NFL announced on Friday, giving them nine total selections in next month's NFL Draft.

The compensatory picks -- one each for the free-agent losses of running back Chester Taylor and guard Artis Hicks -- are in the sixth (No. 200 overall) and seventh rounds (No. 235), respectively.

The Vikings previously owned their own picks in Rounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, plus the New York Giants' fifth-rounder. So, they now have two picks in each of the final three rounds.

Compensatory picks cannot be traded.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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