When NFL teams are finally allowed to sign veteran players in March, one statement usually applies to the first day of activity: Free agency is for losers.
The majority of teams active when free agency begins are usually organizations fresh off a losing season. Those teams generally whiffed on a player in a previous draft, and free agency was the easiest way to correct that mistake. Winning franchises, such as New England and Green Bay, are not known for signing free agents, and most organizations prefer to maintain their success through the NFL draft.
That was not the case this year.
Six playoff teams from 2013 added new players to their roster on the first day of free agency, including some huge contracts. It is not uncommon for teams to re-sign their own players, but adding new faces on day one of free agency is usually not the norm.
Here are the teams that were active:
Denver – signed cornerback Aqib Talib (Patriots), safety T.J. Ward (Browns) for a combined $80 million, and theRead More »from NFL free agency is usually for losers, but six playoffs teams signed some big names