The NFL announced that the Chargers were one of 15 teams to earn a compensatory draft pick for the 2018 NFL Draft. Teams who signed unrestricted free agents who were not cut by their previous teams received less picks.
The move gives the Vikings seven picks in the seven-round draft April 26-28, including the 30th overall pick in the first round.
Compensatory picks can be traded, and with 10 selections and almost $26 million in projected salary cap space, the Broncos have options as they begin to retool their roster. Lang, Julius Peppers, Jared Cook, JC Tretter and Eddie Lacy to free agency.
That changed with the NFL's announcement of this year's compensatory picks.
The Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans were awarded three picks apiece, including one each in Round 3 for the departures of Calais Campbell and A.J. Bouye, respectively.
Arizona will not have a sixth-round pick, as they traded it to the New Orleans Saints last season for Adrian Peterson.
The Browns used three compensatory picks in 2016 to select tight end Seth DeValve at No. 138, wide receiver Rashard Higgins at No. 172 and defensive back Trey Caldwell at No. 173.
In addition to the new fourth-round selection, the Patriots own a first-rounder (31st overall), two second-round picks (No. 43, No. 63), a third-rounder (No. 95) and a sixth-round pick (No. 191).
Compensatory picks are slotted between the third and seventh rounds.