What teams have gained and lost, my thoughts about what they've done and an offseason grade.
Gained: QB Brad Johnson, QB Isaiah Stanback*, FB Deon Anderson*, OT Leonard Davis, OT James Marten*, OT Doug Free*, DE/OLB Anthony Spencer*, CB Courtney Brown*, CB Alan Ball*, S Ken Hamlin, K Nick Folk*.
Lost: OT Jason Fabini, C Al Johnson, DE Kenyon Coleman.
Retained: OT Marc Colombo, C Andre Gurode, P Mat McBriar.
Comments: Why are the Cowboys overpaying for Leonard Davis? He struggled in Arizona and he'll disappoint in Dallas. At least they managed to re-sign Andre Gurode and acquire Ken Hamlin.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/23): B-
Gained: QB Anthony Wright, RB Reuben Droughns, RB Ahmad Bradshaw*, WR Steve Smith*, TE Kevin Boss*, OT Adam Koets*, G Zach Piller, DT Marcus Bell, DT Jay Alford*, OLB Kawika Mitchell, MLB Zak DeOssie,* CB Aaron Ross*, S Michael Stone, S Michael Johnson*, K Lawrence Tynes.
Lost: RB Tiki Barber, WR Tim Carter, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, OT Luke Petitgout, CB Frank Walker.
Retained: C Shaun O'Hara, K Jay Feely.
Comments: The Giants don't really have that much money to spend, but they were able to keep center Shaun O'Hara. They also acquired Reuben Droughns for nothing, and signed Kawika Mitchell.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/30): B
Gained: QB Kelly Holcomb, QB Kevin Kolb*, RB Tony Hunt*, RB Nate Ilaoa*, WR Kevin Curtis, TE Brent Celek*, DE Victor Abiamiri*, DT Ian Scott, OLB Takeo Spikes, OLB Stewart Bradley*, DT Montae Reagor, CB C.J. Gaddis*, S Rashad Barksdale*, KR Bethel Johnson.
Lost: QB Jeff Garcia, WR Donte' Stallworth, DT Darwin Walker, OLB Shawn Barber, CB Rod Hood, S Michael Lewis.
Retained: RB Correll Buckhalter, DE Juqua Thomas, CB William James-Peterson, S Quintin Mikell.
Comments: Great trade for the Eagles, as they acquired Takeo Spikes for spare change.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/27): A-
Gained: QB Jordan Palmer*, TE Tyler Ecker*, OT Jason Fabini, OLB Dallas Sartz*, MLB London Fletcher, MLB H.B. Blades*, CB Fred Smoot, CB David Macklin, CB Jerametrius Butler, S LaRon Landry*, S Omar Stoutmire, ST Derrick Blaylock.
Lost: RB T.J. Duckett, WR David Patten, G Derrick Dockery, OLB Warrick Holdman, CB Kenny Wright, S Adam Archuleta.
Retained: OT Todd Wade, CB Ade Jimoh, P Derrick Frost.
Comments: Will Daniel Snyder ever learn? You don't offer big contracts to old players.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/5): C-
Gained: RB Garrett Wolfe*, TE Greg Olsen*, OT Aaron Brant*, G Josh Beekman*, DE Dan Bazuin*, DT Anthony Adams, MLB Michael Okwo*, CB Corey Graham*, CB Trumaine McBride*, S Adam Archuleta, S Kevin Payne*.
Lost: WR Justin Gage, DT Ian Scott, S Todd Johnson.
Retained: G Ruben Brown.
Comments: They haven't really done anything yet aside from franchising Lance Briggs and trading for Adam Archuleta.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/26): C-
Gained: QB Drew Stanton*, RB Tatum Bell, RB T.J. Duckett, WR Calvin Johnson*, WR Shaun McDonald, WR Marcus Robinson, OT George Foster, G Edwin Mulitalo, G Manny Ramirez*, DE Dewayne White, DE Ikaika Alama-Francis*, OLB Johnny Baldwin*, CB Travis Fisher, CB A.J. Davis*, CB Ramzee Robinson*, S Gerald Alexander*.
Lost: QB Josh McCown, FB Cory Schlesinger, WR Mike Williams, TE Marcus Pollard, DE James Hall, DT Marcus Bell, CB Dre Bly, CB Jamar Fletcher, S Terrence Holt.
Comments: It's hard to say this, but it looks like Matt Millen's actually having a decent offseason. He picked up two veterans for a guy who was already out the door, and a very underrated defensive end who was caught backing up Simeon Rice and Greg Spires.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/24): A+
Gained: RB Brandon Jackson*, RB DeShawn Wynn*, WR James Jones*, WR David Clowney*, TE Clark Harris*, OT Allen Barbre*, DT Justin Harrell*, OLB Desmond Bishop*, MLB Korey Hall*, CB Frank Walker, S Aaron Rouse*, K Mason Crosby*.
Lost: RB Ahman Green.
Comments: The Packers have barely done anything despite having more than $20 million in cap space.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/14): F
Gained: QB Tyler Thigpen*, RB Adrian Peterson*, WR Sidney Rice*, WR Aundrae Allison*, WR Bobby Wade, WR Todd Lowber*, WR Chandler Williams*, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, DE Brian Robison*, OLB Rufus Alexander*, CB Marcus McCauley*, S Mike Doss.
Lost: QB Brad Johnson, TE Jermaine Wiggins, OT Mike Rosenthal, DT Ross Kolodziej, MLB Napoleon Harris, CB Fred Smoot, KR Bethel Johnson.
Comments: The Vikings kicked out a waste of talent, and picked up a young, promising tight end. But $15 million for Bobby Wade? Did the Vikings forget the decimal point?
Offseason Grade (as of 3/6): F
Gained: QB Joey Harrington, FB Ovie Mughelli, FB Jason Snelling*, WR Joe Horn, WR Laurent Robinson*, TE Martrez Milner*, OT Leander Jordan, G Justin Blalock*, G Toniu Fonoti, C Doug Datish*, DE Jamaal Anderson*, DT Trey Lewis*, OLB Stephen Nicholas*, CB Chris Houston*, CB David Irons*, CB Lewis Sanders, S Daren Stone*.
Lost: QB Matt Schaub, WR Ashley Lelie, DE Patrick Kerney, MLB Edgerton Hartwell.
Comments: Congratulations, Falcons. You're paying $3 million a year to a fullback not named Lorenzo Neal. Taking advantage of one of the dumbest organizations in pro sports (Houston Texans) scores you some points, however.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/22): C-
Gained: QB David Carr, FB Dante Rosario*, WR Dwayne Jarrett*, C Ryan Kalil*, DE Charles Johnson*, OLB Jon Beason*, OLB Tim Shaw*, CB C.J. Wilson*, KR Ryne Robinson&.
Lost: TE Kris Mangum, TE Mike Seidman, MLB Chris Draft.
Comments: The Panthers can't really do much because of salary-cap restrictions.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/4): Incomplete
Gained: RB Antonio Pittman*, WR Robert Meachem*, WR David Patten, TE Eric Johnson, OT Jermon Bushrod*, G Andy Alleman*, DT Kendrick Clancy, OLB Troy Evans, MLB Brian Simmons, MLB Marvin Mitchell*, CB Jason David, CB Usama Young*, CB David Jones*, S Kevin Kaesviharn, K Olindo Mare, P Chris Hanson.
Lost: WR Joe Horn, G Montrae Holland, S Bryan Scott, S Omar Stoutmire, S Jay Bellamy.
Retained: WR Terrance Copper, OT Jon Stinchcomb, DE Charles Grant, DT Hollis Thomas.
Comments: Brian Simmons and Kevin Kaesviharn were nice additions, but I really liked the Jason David signing.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/26): B
Gained: QB Jeff Garcia, RB Kenneth Darby*, FB B.J. Askew, TE Jerramy Stevens, OT Luke Petitgout, OT Chris Denman*, G/OT Aaron Sears*, DE Gaines Adams*, DE Kevin Carter, DE Patrick Chukwurah, DE Greg Peterson*, DT Ryan Sims, OLB Cato June, OLB Quincy Black*, CB Marcus Hamilton*, S Sabby Piscitelli*.
Lost: G Sean Mahan, DE Dewayne White.
Retained: FB Mike Alstott, CB Torrie Cox.
Comments: I know the Buccaneers have made some additions, but I really don't like what they're doing. Instead of trying for one last hurrah with this group, they should break the entire team up; the core of the defense is just too old to contend with some of the superior squads in the NFL. That, however, doesn't apply to Cato June, who will be an eventual, long-term repalcement for Derrick Brooks.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/18): B
Gained: FB Terrelle Smith, TE Ben Patrick*, OT Levi Brown*, OT Mike Gandy, C Al Johnson, DE Joe Tafoya, DE Rodney Bailey, NT Alan Branch*, DT Ross Kolodziej, ILB Buster Davis*, CB Rod Hood, CB Ralph Brown, S Terrence Holt. KR Steve Breaston*.
Lost: OT Leonard Davis, C Alex Stepanovich, CB David Macklin.
Retained: RB Marcel Shipp.
Comments: Getting rid of Leonard Davis was addition by subtraction. Rod Hood will be a solid No. 2 corner. Mike Gandy was a nice pickup.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/14): B+
Gained: RB Thomas Clayton*, WR Darrell Jackson, WR Jason Hill*, WR Ashley Lelie, OT Joseph Staley*, DE Ray McDonald*, DE Joe Cohen*, DE/OLB Jay Moore*, NT Aubrayo Franklin, DT Joe Cohen*, OLB Tully Banta-Cain, OLB Colby Bockwoldt, ILB Patrick Willis*, CB Nate Clements, CB Tarell Brown*, CB Dashon Goldson*, S Michael Lewis.
Lost: TE Eric Johnson, C Jeremy Newberry, CB Jason Webster, S Mike Adams.
Retained: DE Bryant Young.
Comments: I know the 49ers are paying Nate Clements an absurd amount of money, but it was something they had to do to show the rest of the league that they're serious about winning again. I love all of San Francisco's additions; Michael Lewis should be able to bounce back from a dreadful campaign, while Ashley Lelie was a cheap pickup to replace the troublesome Antonio Bryant.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/6): A+
Gained: WR Courtney Taylor*, WR Jordan Kent*, TE Marcus Pollard, G Mansfield Wrotto*, DE Patrick Kerney, DE Baraka Atkins*, DT Brandon Mebane*, OLB Will Herring*, CB Josh Wilson*, S Deon Grant, S Brian Russell.
Lost: WR Darrell Jackson, TE Jerramy Stevens, DE Joe Tafoya, OLB D.D. Lewis, S Ken Hamlin.
Retained: G Chris Gray, G Pork Chop Womack.
Comments: Just two signings, but an excellent offseason. The Seahawks spent big bucks on Patrick Kerney, who will improve the team's pass rush, and Deon Grant, an outstanding free safety.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/8): A+
Gained: FB Brian Leonard*, WR Drew Bennett, WR Derek Stanley*, TE Randy McMichael, OT Ken Shackleford*, C Dustin Fry*, DE Adam Carriker*, DE James Hall, DE Clifton Ryan*, DT Keith Jackson*, MLB Chris Draft, CB Lenny Walls, CB Jonathan Wade*, CB Mike Rumph, S Todd Johnson, KR Dante Hall.
Lost: FB Paul Smith, WR Kevin Curtis, DT Jimmy Kennedy, CB Travis Fisher, CB Jerametrius Butler.
Comments: I don't really agree with some of the Rams' acquisitions, but at least they're trying. Keeping Kevin Curtis would have been a better option than inking Drew Bennett. James Hall has been disappointing since signing a mammoth contract. I do like the Randy McMichael and Todd Johnson signings, however.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/8): B+
Gained: QB Trent Edwards*, RB Marshawn Lynch*, RB Dwayne Wright*, TE Derek Schouman*, OT Langston Walker, G Derrick Dockery, DE C.J. Ah You*, DT Darwin Walker, OLB Paul Posluszny*, CB Jason Webster, S John Wendling*.
Lost: QB Kelly Holcomb, RB Willis McGahee, WR Andre' Davis, OT Mike Gandy, OLB Takeo Spikes, MLB London Fletcher, CB Nate Clements.
Retained: RB Anthony Thomas, DE Chris Kelsay, CB Jabari Greer, S Coy Wire.
Comments: Three key pieces are missing from Buffalo's defense, and the organization doesn't have anything to show for it. And I haven't even mentioned the running back situation.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/27): D
Gained: QB John Beck*, RB Lorenzo Booker*, RB Reagan Mauia*, FB Cory Schlesinger, WR Ted Ginn*, OT Mike Rosenthal, C Samson Satele*, C Drew Mormino*, DE Abraham Wright*, NT Paul Soliai*, OLB Joey Porter, ILB Kelvin Smith*, K Jay Feely, P Brandon Fields*.
Lost: QB Joey Harrington, RB Sammy Morris, WR Wes Welker, TE Randy McMichael, OT Damion McIntosh, G Toniu Fonoti, DE Kevin Carter, DE David Bowens, DT Jeff Zgonina, K Olindo Mare.
Retained: DT Vonnie Holliday, OLB Donnie Spragan, CB Michael Lehan.
Comments: The Dolphins gave a 5-year contract and $20 million in bonuses to a 30-year-old linebacker. This team will be in serious cap trouble by 2009. Miami seems fixed on getting worse while spending as much money as possible.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/8): F
Gained: RB Sammy Morris, RB Justise Hairston*, WR Randy Moss, WR Donte' Stallworth, WR Wes Welker, WR Kelley Washington, TE Kyle Brady, OT Clint Oldenburg*, G Corey Hilliard*, C Mike Elgin*, DE/OLB Justin Rogers*, DE/OLB Kyle Bissinger*, DT Kareem Brown*, OLB Adalius Thomas, ILB Oscar Lua*, CB Tory James, CB Mike Richardson*, S Brandon Meriweather*.
Lost: RB Corey Dillon, DE Marquise Hill, OLB Tully Banta-Cain, ILB Don Davis.
Retained: FB Heath Evans, TE Daniel Graham, ILB Junior Seau, ILB Larry Izo.
Comments: It looks like the Patriots are getting serious again. Signing Adalius Thomas all but ensures another AFC East title. Adding players like Donte' Stallworth, Wes Welker and Tory James all but ensures another Super Bowl appearance.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/17): A+
Gained: QB Marques Tuiasosopo, RB Thomas Jones, WR Chansi Stuckey*, OT Jacob Bender*, DE Kenyon Coleman, DE David Bowens, ILB David Harris*, CB Darrelle Revis*.
Lost: QB Patrick Ramsey, RB Kevan Barlow, FB B.J. Askew, ST Derrick Blaylock.
Comments: Nice move trading for Thomas Jones at a very cheap price.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/7): B
Gained: QB Troy Smith*, RB Willis McGahee, FB Le'Ron McClain*, G Ben Grubbs*, G/OT Marshal Yanda*, OLB Antwan Barnes*, OLB Prescott Burgess*, KR Yamon Figurs*.
Lost: RB Jamal Lewis, FB Ovie Mughelli, OT Tony Pashos, G Edwin Mulitalo, DT Aubrayo Franklin, OLB Adalius Thomas.
Retained: RB Musa Smith, DE Jarret Johnson.
Comments: The Ravens are losing players left and right. That shouldn't be a surprise, as they were just $3.3 million under the cap going into the offseason. They can't really do anything at this point. That said, getting younger at running back was a solid move.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/8): B+
Gained: QB Jeff Rowe*, RB Kenny Irons*, G Dan Santucci*, C Alex Stepanovich, DT Michael Myers, DT Matt Toeaina*, MLB Edgerton Hartwell, CB Leon Hall*, S Marvin White*, S Chinedum Ndukwe*, S Blue Adams.
Lost: QB Anthony Wright, G Eric Steinbach, MLB Brian Simmons, CB Tory James, S Kevin Kaesviharn.
Retained: TE Reggie Kelly, G Stacy Andrews, OLB Landon Johnson.
Comments: You'd think the Bengals could have re-signed Eric Steinbach with the $18 million they have.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/4): F
Gained: QB Brady Quinn*, RB Jamal Lewis, WR Tim Carter, WR Syndric Steptoe*, OT Joe Thomas*, G Eric Steinbach, DE Antwan Peek, DE Melila Purcell*, DE Chase Pittman*, DT Robaire Smith, CB Eric Wright*, CB Kenny Wright, CB Brandon McDonald*, S Mike Adams.
Lost: RB Reuben Droughns, FB Terrelle Smith, WR Dennis Northcutt, DE Nick Eason, CB Ralph Brown, S Brian Russell.
Comments: Obtaining Eric Steinbach offsets the LeCharles Bentley injury. Antwan Peek fits well in the 3-4. Jamal Lewis may be a waste, but it's only a 1-year deal.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/7): A
Gained: RB Kevan Barlow, WR Dallas Baker*, TE Matt Spaeth*, G Sean Mahan, G Cameron Stephenson*, DE Nick Eason, DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley*, DT Ryan McBean*, OLB Lawrence Timmons*, CB William Gay*, P Daniel Sepulevda*.
Lost: C Jeff Hartings, DE Rodney Bailey, OLB Joey Porter.
Retained: RB Najeh Davenport, S Tyrone Carter.
Comments: Pittsburgh barely has any cap room to work with. Sean Mahan isn't what I'd call a marquee free-agent signing.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/10): C
Gained: QB Matt Schaub, RB Ahman Green, RB Darius Walker*, WR Jacoby Jones*, WR Andre' Davis, OT Jordan Black, OT Brandon Frye*, G Kasey Studdard*, DT Amobi Okoye*, DT Zeff Zgonina, OLB Shawn Barber, OLB Zach Diles*, MLB Danny Clark, CB Fred Bennett*, CB Jamar Fletcher, S Brandon Harrison*.
Lost: QB David Carr, DE Antwan Peek, OLB Troy Evans, CB Lewis Sanders, S Michael Stone.
Retained: RB Ron Dayne, FB Vonta Leach, OT Ephraim Salaam, DE N.D. Kalu, CB Dexter McCleon, CB Roc Alexander.
Comments: Nice move signing an over-the-hill running back to a 4-year deal. Great job giving a 31-year-old linebacker $8 million guaranteed. Gotta love the other garbage the Texans acquired (excluding Matt Schaub).
Offseason Grade (as of 3/23): F-
Gained: WR Anthony Gonzalez*, WR Roy Hall*, TE Mike Seidman, OT Tony Ugoh*, DT Quinn Pitcock*, OLB Clint Session*, OLB Keyunta Dawson*, CB Daymeion Hughes*, CB Michael Coe*, S Brannon Condren*.
Lost: RB Dominic Rhodes, WR Brandon Stokley, DT Montae Reagor, OLB Cato June, CB Nick Harper, CB Jason David, S Mike Doss.
Retained: QB Jim Sorgi, DT Dan Klecko.
Comments: The Colts franchised Dwight Freeney... and that's about it. That's all they could have done with their lack of financial freedom.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/26): C
Gained: WR Dennis Northcutt, WR Mike Walker*, WR John Broussard*, TE Jermaine Wiggins, OT Tony Pashos, OT Andrew Carnahan*, G Uche Nwaneri*, DT Derek Landri*, OLB Justin Durant*, OLB Brian Smith*, MLB Chad Nkang*, S Reggie Nelson*, S Josh Gattis*, P Adam Podlesh*.
Lost: TE Kyle Brady, S Deon Grant, P Chris Hanson.
Retained: QB Quinn Gray, RB LaBrandon Toefield, WR Ernest Wilford, DE Bobby McCray.
Comments: Dennis Northcutt is an upgrade in the return game. Tony Pashos is a decent offensive tackle. Why didn't the Jaguars re-sign Deon Grant?
Offseason Grade (as of 4/20): B-
Gained: RB Chris Henry, WR Paul Williams*, WR Justin Gage, WR Chris Davis*, WR Joel Filani*, OT Mike Otto*, C LeRoy Harris*, DE Jacob Ford*, DT Antonio Johnson*, CB Nick Harper, CB Ryan Smith*, S Michael Griffin*, S Bryan Scott.
Lost: RB Travis Henry, WR Drew Bennett, WR Bobby Wade, G Zach Piller, DT Robaire Smith, OLB Coby Bockwoldt, CB Pac Man Jones (one year).
Retained: QB Kerry Collins, DT Rien Long.
Comments: Owner Bud Adams barely budged with the $37 million he has in between the cushions. He should have paid Travis Henry his $8.3 million bonus.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/14): D
Gained: QB Patrick Ramsey, RB Travis Henry, FB Paul Smith, WR Brandon Stokley, TE Daniel Graham, OT Ryan Harris*, G Montrae Holland, DE Jarvis Moss*, DE Tim Crowder*, DT Jimmy Kennedy, DT Sam Adams, DT Marcus Thomas*, OLB Warrick Holdman, OLB D.D. Lewis, CB Dre Bly.
Lost: QB Jake Plummer, RB Tatum Bell, FB Damien Nash, OT George Foster, G Cooper Carlisle, DE Patrick Chukwurah, DT Michael Myers, CB Darrent Williams.
Comments: Dre Bly will be a decent replacement for Darrent Williams. Montrae Holland is an upgrade on the line. Travis Henry could be the next great Mile High running back. It's amazing the Broncos have done so many things considering their cap situation ($2.6 million under).
Offseason Grade (as of 4/27): A+
Gained: RB Kolby Smith, WR Dwayne Bowe*, TE Michael Allan*, OT Damion McIntosh, OT Herb Taylor*, DT Turk McBride*, DT Alfonso Boone, DT Tank Tyler*, MLB Donnie Edwards, MLB Napoleon Harris, K Justin Medlock*.
Lost: OT Jordan Black, DT Ryan Sims, DT Jimmy Wilkerson, MLB Kawika Mitchell, CB Lenny Walls, K Lawrence Tynes, KR Dante Hall.
Retained: QB Damon Huard, DT Ron Edwards.
Comments: The Chiefs re-signed Damon Huard, which is good. They acquired Damion McIntosh, which is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/18): B-
Gained: QB JaMarcus Russell*, QB Josh McCown*, RB Dominic Rhodes, RB Michael Bush*, FB Justin Griffith, FB Oren O'Neal*, WR Mike Williams, WR Johnnie Lee Higgins*, WR Johnathan Holland*, TE Zach Miller*, OT Mario Henderson*, G Cooper Carlisle, C Jeremy Newberry, DE Quentin Moses*, DE Jay Richardson*, CB John Bowie*, S Eric Frampton*.
Lost: QB Marques Tuiasosopo, WR Randy Moss, OT Langston Walker.
Retained: DT Terdell Sands, MLB Robert Thomas.
Comments: Oakland re-signed the players it needed to re-sign. As I suggested, Al Davis signed Dominic Rhodes. Thanks for reading this site, Al! I also love the Cooper Carlisle addition. He's a perfect fit for the Raiders' new system.
Offseason Grade (as of 4/14): A-
Gained: WR Craig Davis*, WR Legedu Naanee*, TE Scott Chandler*, ILB Brandon Siler*, ILB Anthony Waters*, S Eric Weddle*.
Lost: OT Leander Jordan, ILB Donnie Edwards.
Retained: RB Michael Turner, G Kris Dielman, OLB Carlos Polk.
Comments: The Chargers couldn't afford to lose Kris Dielman. Now they'll need to do something with their inside linebacker situation; they lost their top three players at that position.
Offseason Grade (as of 3/4): B-
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