Biggest free-agency move so far for all 32 teams

Biggest free-agency move so far for all 32 teams
From ESPN - March 14, 2018

NFL Nation reporters break down the opening day of free agency for every team, looking back at the deals made Wednesday and ahead to deals that could be on the horizon.

Click the link to see analysis on players signed by each team.

AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West

NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West


Buffalo Bills

The NFL's quarterback carousel wound down with the Bills, still without a veteran quarterback, being matched with AJ McCarron, who was the last of the starting-caliber free agents still available. The deal should do little to stop the Bills from moving up in April's draft to select a quarterback. However, Buffalo did address needs defensively by finalizing contracts for defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and defensive end Trent Murphy, as well as a pair of special-teams oriented players in safety Rafael Bush and linebacker Julian Stanford. -- Mike Rodak | Analysis for every notable signing

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins made their biggest moves Tuesday, acquiring wide receivers Danny Amendola from the rival Patriots and Albert Wilson to make up for loss of the previously traded Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins also officially released defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh along with tight end Julius Thomas on Wednesday. -- ESPN | Analysis for every notable signing

New England Patriots

Starting left tackle Nate Solder departed for the Giants, signing a four-year, $62 million deal, which leaves the Patriots a massive hole when it comes to protecting the blindside of QB Tom Brady. As for where the Patriots go from here, keeping an eye on the offensive tackle market -- specifically with two of their own free agents, LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming -- figures to be on the team's agenda. Solder is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL by a wide margin, and while the Patriots hoped to retain him, they obviously did not feel comfortable extending themselves to that level. -- Mike Reiss | Analysis for every notable signing

New York Jets

The Jets applied two Band-Aids to their quarterback situation, finalizing one-year deals with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. Now the focus at the position shifts to the draft. With the sixth pick, they will strongly consider a quarterback if the value is there. They added four other starters at other positions, all of whom are 28 or younger. The biggest splash was CB Trumaine Johnson, whose press-coverage ability is ideal for their defense. -- Rich Cimini | Analysis for every notable signing


Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens lived up to their word in changing their look at wide receiver. Baltimore officially reached deals with Ryan Grant and John Brown after releasing Jeremy Maclin after one season. Parting ways with Maclin created $5 million in salary cap room. The Ravens are not likely finished. Baltimore has a visit scheduled with wide receiver Jordy Nelson (although it's after Oakland, Seattle and New Orleans) and could look at tight end Eric Ebron. -- Jamison Hensley | Analysis for every notable signing

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals re-signed longtime punter Kevin Huber, which was key since they did not have anyone lined up to take his place. However, that was the biggest move in what was a slow day for the Bengals, as offensive tackle Andre Smith signed with the Cardinals. The Bengals have shown interest in re-signing Tyler Eifert and Russell Bodine, but as of now, they remain free agents. -- Katherine Terrell | Analysis for every notable signing

Cleveland Browns

Future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas announced his retirement. Though he told the team a few days ago, the Browns still have large hole to fill at Thomas' spot. They have filled a ton already with John Dorsey's trades and agreements, but left tackle is a need. Another big decision also awaits as Terrelle Pryor decides if he wants return to Cleveland, where he had his breakout season as a receiver. -- Pat McManamon | Analysis for every notable signing

Pittsburgh Steelers

Rarely a factor in the first free agency wave, the Steelers stuck to housecleaning Wednesday with the release of three veteran defensive backs -- Will Gay, Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden. The moves save more than $8 million in cap space and set the stage for future additions at safety, but the team has not been active on the market thus far. They have inquired about several inside linebackers without much commitment. Expect the team to get more involved late this week or early next as the prices drop. -- Jeremy Fowler


Houston Texans

The Texans made necessary upgrades to what was one of the worst offensive lines last season, adding guards Zach Fulton and Senio Kelemete and tackle Seantrel Henderson. After missing out on Solder, who signed a huge deal with the Giants, the Texans are still looking for a left tackle in free agency. -- Sarah Barshop | Analysis for every notable signing


GM Chris Ballard stuck to his word and has not been a free spender despite having more than $70 million in cap space. The lone move the Colts made on the first day of free agency was agreeing to a three-year, $17.8 million deal, with $6.5 million guaranteed, with defensive lineman Denico Autry, who spent the past four seasons in Oakland. The slow start in free agency is not surprising for the Colts. That was also the case last season, as Ballard prefers to build the roster through the draft despite having needs at pass-rusher, receiver, offensive line and cornerback. Speaking of cornerback, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Oakland and Green Bay are two teams interested in Rashaan Melvin, who was the Colts top cornerback last season. -- Mike Wells | Analysis for every notable signing

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars landed guard Andrew Norwell, who filled the team's biggest need. He was one of the league's best linemen in 2017 and now the Jaguars have a stout left side with tackle Cam Robinson and Norwell. Other than re-signing receiver Marqise Lee, the Jaguars' other signings are not that noteworthy. Niles Paul is a move tight end but how much of an impact he can make is uncertain. Per Adam Schefter, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is scheduled to meet with the Jaguars on Thursday. He's coming off a career-high 50-catch season. -- Mike DiRocco | Analysis for every notable signing

Tennessee Titans

The Titans' big moves Wednesday were securing their own by re-signing guard Josh Kline and defensive end DaQuan Jones to solid, but not flashy deals. The big splashes came Tuesday evening when they agreed to sign cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back Dion Lewis. Tennessee has made a few moves that signal they are ready to win now and more are expected in the coming days. Former Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is expected to visit this week, and he's an option to fill the backup role. The options at that position are dwindling so it's likely the Titans will make a move this week. Losing Avery Williamson to the Jets creates a hole at inside linebacker that could still be filled in free agency. The Titans might also look into adding depth at receiver, safety or edge rusher in the coming days. -- Cameron Wolfe | Analysis for every notable signing.


Denver Broncos

The Broncos had a deal in place for quarterback Case Keenum, their top priority in free agency, before the period officially opened Wednesday. But in the opening hours of the new league year, the Broncos got started with some spot work on defense. Linebacker Todd Davis was re-signed on a three-year, $15 million deal and cornerback Tramaine Brock to a one-year deal. Brock has played both outside and in the slot in his career and figures to be a situational player on defense with plenty of special teams work. The Broncos are on the hunt for some additional help at cornerback and would like to sign a veteran tackle who could be an option at right tackle. -- Jeff Legwold | Analysis for every notable signing

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs announced the trades of quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Marcus Peters and their contract agreements with a pair of free agents, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and linebacker Anthony Hitchens. Their next move is to add a veteran quarterback to play behind starter Patrick Mahomes II. Mahomes is the only QB the Chiefs have under contract after trading Smith. -- Adam Teicher | Analysis for every notable signing

Los Angeles Chargers

Oakland Raiders


Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins


Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings


Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks


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