Here is the up-to-date player movements around the league, not including any players that re-signed with their teams. This will continue to be updated. The fantasy football relevant players have their own links.
Atlanta Falcons: WR Leonard Hankerson, TE Jacob Tamme, TE Tony Moeaki, OG Mike Pearson, OG Jared Smith, DE Adrian Clayborn, DL O’Brien Schofield, LB Justin Durant, LB Brooks Reid, CB Phillip Adams
Hankerson previously worked with Falcons offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, when both were part of the Redskins a few years back. Clayborn is a former first round pick, 20th overall to be exact. Durant is a quality starter when healthy, he is solid all around but the injury bug bit him the past two seasons.
Arizona Cardinals: OG Mike Iupati, C A.Q. Shipley, DL Cory Redding, DT Corey Peters, LB LaMarr Woodley, LB Sean Weatherspoon
Iupati comes from a division rival as one of the better offensive guards in the league. The duo of Redding and Peters is expected to replace past production of the departed Darnell Dockett and Dan Williams. Both have starting experience, while Redding has been in this league a long time and brings leadership to the locker room. Always nicked up, Weatherspoon has shown the ability to be a standout linebacker. Hopefully, luck finally jumps on his side because he is fun to watch.
Baltimore Ravens: S Kendrick Lewis
Bolstering the offense with the additions of McCoy and Harvin, the Bills brought in a pair of the game’s most elusive playmakers to improve an offense without a franchise quarterback. Shady is a stud, finished 1st and 3rd in rushing in 2013 and 2014, and they brought in a good fullback in Felton to help pave the way. Coach Rex Ryan gives Harvin another shot, who followed him from the Jets in a way. Offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, never really had a standout quarterback with the 49ers, so there’s real reason to believe this team will join the playoff hunt. In this scenario, with E.J. Manuel or Matt Cassel, the play calls will be similar to Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith. Well, they got a quarterback’s best friend to be even more proactive, by signing Charles Clay, a versatile H-back type of player, you can throw to him as a tight end or he can line up at fullback too.
Carolina Panthers: WR Tedd Ginn, OT Michael Oher, CB Teddy Williams, CB Alan Ball, S Kurt Coleman
They landed a few veterans that have had their moments in new left tackle Oher, Coleman, and Ginn as a returner.
Chicago Bears: WR Eddie Royal, OG Vlad Ducasse, LB Mason Foster (negotiating), LB Pernell McPhee, S Antrel Rolle, LS Thomas Gafford
A slot receiver has been missing in Chicago, but Eddie Royal may have to play outside with Brandon Marshall shipped out-of-town, so that remains to be seen. Often on the sidelines, Royal is an asset as a receiver finding the seam, and could help Jay Cutler by giving him an option on short routes, other than Matt Forte. If they can work out the kinks with Foster i negotiations, adding him and McPhee’s experience would strengthen the linebacker corps. Foster is a good player and McPhee got to the quarterback in limited snaps, 7.5 sacks rotating in with Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, those are great players that he got to learn the ropes from. Shoring up safety with a stop-gap option, Rolle is still one of the game’s better safeties and brings a vocal leader to a defense that needs it.
Cincinnati Bengals: DL Michael Johnson, MLB A.J. Hawk, CB Brandon Ghee
Johnson returns to Cincy, where he started to breakout, after jumping ship for a season. Hawk brings a solid game and insurance to the linebacker group that keeps seeing guys drop like flies. He doesn’t offer much in terms of making plays or anything like that, but at least he’s tallied 90+ tackles the past few years.
Cleveland Browns: QB Josh McCown, QB Thad Lewis, WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Brian Hartline, DT Randy Starks, CB Tramon Williams
McCown continues to bounce around as a capable backup quarterback. Starks and Williams add experience. Williams replaces Buster Skrine on the 8th-ranked pass defense. Starks was brought in to help improve the last-ranked run D, so expect more focus to shore up that aspect. Hartline gets to play in the state of Ohio, where he grew up.
Dallas Cowboys: RB Darren McFadden, FB Jed Collins, FB Ray Agnew, DE Greg Hardy, LB Keith Rivers, LB Jasper Brinkley, CB Corey White
McFadden offers speed as a timeshare back with some similar features as the departed DeMarco Murray. Other than that, Dallas decided to take fliers with these signings, as they don’t have much cap space. That was, until bringing Hardy to Big D, an elite D-end in 2012 and 2013 that hustled for 26 sacks.
Denver Broncos: TE Owen Daniels, OG Shelley Smith, DL Vance Walker, LB Reggie Walker, FS Darian Stewart, P Karl Schmitz
Daniels follows Gary Kubiak for the third time to join Virgil Green as the two tight ends in Denver. You will see two tight ends on the field, unusual for a Peyton Manning offense, but something Kubiak will integrate this offseason.
Detroit Lions: DT Haloti Ngata, DL Tyrunn Walker
Ngata is a beast that still pays at a high level. The Ravens were weary on his cap number missing games lasts season and turning 31. The Lions quickly found a starting defensive tackle after losing both Suh and Fairley.
Green Bay Packers: LB Josh Francis
Houston Texans: WR Cecil Shorts, DT Vince Wilfork, S Rahim Moore
I like these quiet signings by the Texans. They needed a player at each of these positions, all of which can allow the front office to focus on different positions to fill going forward. Shorts can get yards after the catch, when he’s on the field. Wilfork reunites with Bill O’Brien from their days with the Patriots. He solidifies the D-line and brings great leadership. It’s going to be a long day facing him, J.J Watt, and hopefully Jadeveon Clowney. Moore is a pure free safety. You don’t really want him in the box, but not every player has to be good at everything. Moore plays the ball in the air pretty well and the Texans needed him.
The talk of free agency and deservedly so. The Colts welcome some good veterans with chips on their shoulders. All productive still, Johnson and Gore haven’t lost a step, yet. Herremans is still an above average starter and Cole still has a high motor to get into the backfield. Langford was better in the 3-4 a few years ago, as opposed to the 4-3 that he most recently played in.
Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Bernard Pierce, WR Bryan Walters, TE Julius Thomas, OL Jeremy Parnell, DT Jared Odrick, LB Dan Skuta, CB Davon House, K Jason Myers
These are all players from some of the better units in the league. Meaning: Walters was a special teams contributor for the Seahawks, Parnell chimed in on the Cowboys O-line and got to work with that group, Odrick is an up and coming D-lineman that played for a good line in Miami, Skuta was practicing and in the film room with some great players before spot-starting for the 49ers, and House was a rotational corner for the Packers’ 7th-ranked pass D. Of course, the big name is Thomas, whose impact was bigger in Denver than I believe the Broncos ever realized. True, he got banged up, so have Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski though. It happens. Not many targets are sensational in the redzone like this guy, and he still has upside.
Kansas City Chiefs: WR Jeremy Maclin, OG Ben Grubbs, OG Paul Fanaika, S Tyvon Branch, LS James Winchester
Maclin wanted to go back home to Missouri and to play for head coach Andy Reid again. Good for him, and I think his route tree goes hand-in-hand with Alex Smith’s comfort zones, like those comebacks and digs. Branch is a playmaking safety, although, his foot concerns are legitimate. Grubbs is a good addition up front.
Suh is the best at his position, that is why they made him the face of their defense. Stills is the new deep threat in Miami, but again, it will be up to Ryan Tannehill to improve his deep ball. Tannehill struggled to get Mike Wallace involved downfield, but excelled with Jarvis Landry on the intermediate routes, something I think Stills can bring to the table as well. Cameron is a top-10 tight end when not concussed, I truly hope he doesn’t hang it up early like Chris Borland, but I understand if that were to come up if he got another one or two.
Minnesota Vikings: QB Shaun Hill, RB DuJuan Harris, WR Mike Wallace
Wallace becomes the deep threat in Norv Turner’s offense. This allows Charles Johnson to keep growing into his role, and even frees up the raw Cordarrelle Patterson to be used in different ways on limited snaps, considering Jarius Wright is the slot receiver of choice in Minny. Hill just can’t stay away from the NFC North. Hill returns as a successful backup with the fire to lead when called upon, and the savviness a backup needs to have to keep the team afloat, like scrambling or taking a chance downfield. He’s got Teddy Bridgewater’s back now.
New Orleans Saints: RB C.J. Spiller, C Max Unger, LB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Brandon Browner
It appears the Saints want to stay a little more grounded, pairing up the fast C.J. Spiller with the downhill Mark Ingram, and trading for Unger to anchor the line. Ellerbe is a solid starter in this league. Browner was wanted for his leadership, experience, and the fact that they believe he can still start and play well.
New England Patriots: RB Travaris Cadet, WR Brandon Gibson, WR Kevin Dorsey, LB Jabaal Sheard, LB Jonathan Freeny, CB Bradley Fletcher, CB Robert McClain, LS Tyler Ott
Sheard is the most notable addition here. He’s a guy that Cleveland pegged to play outside linebacker, but is naturally a 4-3 defensive end. The Patriots prefer to mix things up defensively, and Sheard was someone I was watching to see where he landed. I like the fit, where he projects to immediately play as a situational pass rusher, and even earn more snaps. Cadet fills Vereen’s void as the back in passing situations.
New York Giants: RB Shane Vereen, WR Dwayne Harris, OT Marshall Newhouse, OL James Brewster, DT Kenrick Ellis, LB J.T. Thomas, LB Jonathan Casillas
Vereen is a receiver out of the backfield that now gives them a 3-back rotation. Not all check-downs are a last resort, as the G-Men have Vereen and Jennings that can break a play loose. Harris was snagged from a division rival to finally boost the return game and coverage team. Perhaps Harris has a chance to earn some snaps in the slot if Victor Cruz were to suffer a setback in his recovery. Newhouse brings starting experience from a line that protected Aaron Rodgers, one that offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo came from as well. Thomas was starting to break out with the Jags and already becomes the Giants best linebacker, a position they still need to shore up.
New York Jets: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Brandon Marshall, DE Ronald Talley, CB Darrelle Revis, CB Antonio Cromartie, CB Buster Skrine, S Marcus Gilchrist
They did what they could to bring quarterback competition before the draft, where they will likely add another arm to the mix. This place really suits Marshall, who will still wear a suit on Inside the NFL next season, and I don’t believe he’s lost a step yet either. Secondary, secondary, secondary. The Jets give Todd Bowles, who came up as a defensive backs coach, a trio of cornerbacks and a safety with starting experience. The Jets hope to re-live the success they had, when they appeared in back-to-back AFC title games, with Revis and Cromartie manning the outside. Skrine gives them depth after starting in Cleveland and earning a bigger contract in his own right. It is a passing league with a lot of 3-wide formations, plus having a few starting caliber corners gives you injury insurance.
Oakland Raiders: QB Christian Ponder, RB Roy Helu, RB Trent Richardson, C Rodney Hudson, TE Lee Smith, DT Dan Williams, LB Malolm Smith, LB Curtis Lofton, CB James Dockery, S Nate Allen
The Raiders hope to tap into the potential of this free agent class. Things weren’t always pretty for Lofton (injuries) and Allen (struggles downfield), but they’ve shown some flashes here and there. Helu is a guy I like as more than just a passing down back, but still in a timeshare situation with Latavius Murray, which he should be. Richardson can’t possibly disappoint anymore in his career, he has to earn snaps over the aforementioned backs. Hudson is an upgrade over Stefan Wisniewski. Smith, a Super Bowl MVP, should be reliable for the Silver & Black, and at the very least, share some of Seattle’s defensive tactics and approach.
Philly went out and formed the best backfield in the league, and arguably the best linebacker group too, on paper. They also replaced their starting corners, throwing a couple former Legion of Boom members into the mix, in Maxwell and Thurmond. Bradford is the projected starter, formerly running the spread in college with Murray. Murray and Mathews are downhill runners with the ability to take catches for big gains, something Sproles has made a living at. Alonso is a stud when he laces up. And word is, after bringing in Tim Tebow for a workout, they would sign him i they could find a suitor for Matt Barkley. I think he gets released, if not traded. Chip Kelly has my full attention, I’m intrigued, could they be on Hard Knocks?
Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Tajh Boyd, RB DeAngelo Williams
I think they feel comfortable with Williams’ past to add him to the backfield mix as insurance. Right now he’s the best spell back for Le’Veon Bell, but I hope they plan on bring another back in this offseason.
San Diego Chargers: WR Stevie Johnson, WR Jacoby Jones, OL Orlando Franklin, DT Mitch Unrein, CB Patrick Robinson, S Jimmy Wilson
Quiet, quality signings. I see what they see in Wilson, higher upside than the often invisible, Marcus Gilchrist. Jones is one of the msot dangerous returners. Franklin can play tackle or guard, although SD projects him inside. Johnson is a receiver I like more than most people when his name comes up. I think he’s an excellent route runner with breakaway speed, and suffered without having a reliable quarterback in Buffalo and San Fran. Now, he will rotate in with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd, catches passes from Philip Rivers.
Bush is going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali. Bush and Carlos Hyde will handle the backfield duties. Smith joins Boldin, the former Ravens’ tandem reunites in the Yay Area. Simpson has some moves of his own as a slot receiver, there hasn’t been word about Bush or Simpson’s involvement on special teams just yet. Dockett is a big man to have in the middle, someone they faced for years, so they’re excited to have him on their side.
Seattle Seahawks: TE Jimmy Graham, DT Ahtyba Rubin, CB Cary Williams, CB Will Blackmon
I thought Williams was better than given credit for, or criticism actually. He joins the Seahawks D that will allow him to continue to play man, and it will definitely help to have Earl Thomas behind him. Graham? All I have to say about Graham is, he’s the best target they’ve ever given to Russell Wilson, and why couldn’t they flirt with an undefeated season now?
St. Louis Rams: QB Nick Foles, QB Case Keenum, OG Garrett Reynolds, DT Nick Fairley, LB Akeem Ayers
They traded for a starting QB and a backup. Foles is a top-half of the league quarterback in my eyes, and someone that is still young with more potential and room to grow. Fairley officially gives the Rams the best D-line in the game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Henry Melton, LB Bruce Carter, CB Sterling Moore, S Chris Conte
All players with some ties to Love Smith’s cover-2 scheme. Melton made the Pro Bowl under Smith in Chicago, at the same time Conte was on the roster too. Carter played like the best linebacker in Dallas like season. Carter and Melton helped the Cowboys turn around the league’s worst defense, playing in Smith’s former defensive coordinator’s cover-2, Rod Marinelli.
Tennessee Titans: WR Harry Douglas, TE Anthony Fasano, LB Brian Orakpo, LB Derrick Morgan, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, CB Perrish Cox, S Da’Norris Searcy
I didn’t understand why the Falcons shed Douglas from the roster, but I am glad that he gets a bigger opportunity to play more snaps. I’m intrigued by the pairing of Douglas and Kendall Wright, and they do have some other wide outs to surround Zach Mettenberger with. If that’s their starting QB next season, we’ll likely know after draft weekend.
Washington Redskins: DT Terrence Knighton, DT Stephen Paea, CB Chris Culliver, S Jeron Johnson
Washington adds a couple players to the D-line and secondary. Culliver is solid and Knighton could help stuff the interior, that is, if he’s in playing shape.