Free Agency 2014 NFL Players in New Places

Free Agency 2014: NFL Players in New Places

The NFL off-season is an exciting time for players and fans as teams look to revamp their rosters with new players via free agency. It’s also a great time to make some money if you bet on the right teams. The chance to cash on these changes is even greater when you consider that the biggest names in this year’s free agent pool will change clubs at least once during their careers.

Here’s a look at some of the key players in free agency and how they will impact their new teams.

As we reported earlier this week, the Patriots are nearing a deal with former Pro Bowler Alshon Jeffery. The veteran wide receiver has been one of the best receivers in the league over the past three seasons, including ranking second in yards per catch (16.0) last season. He has also caught 12 touchdowns over his last two seasons, which ties him for second among all receivers over that span. The addition of Jeffery gives Tom Brady another weapon in an already loaded offense, but he’ll need to prove he can stay healthy before getting a big contract from any team.

The Bears also lost defensive end Julius Peppers, who signed a two-year deal with division rival Green Bay Packers

NFL Free Agency 2014: NFL Players in New Places

With the 2014 offseason under way, takes a look at the biggest free agents and where they could land.

The free agency period officially opens at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 11, with the start of the 2014 League Year. Here’s a glance at some of the top players available in this year’s class and their possible destinations:


Michael Vick – New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans

Josh McCown – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals

Shaun Hill – St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings

Matt Cassel – Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans

Jason Campbell – Cincinnati Bengals

Curtis Painter – Indianapolis Colts

Free Agency 2014: NFL Players in New Places

By Pete Prisco

March 11, 2014 8:00 am ET

The free-agent market opened with a bang, and it’s not over yet. Here is a look at the notable signings and trades that have been made since the start of free agency.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Traded QB Tarvaris Jackson to Seattle for a seventh-round pick. Signed WR Mike Williams. Signed RB Anthony Dixon. Re-signed LB Brandon Spikes. Re-signed RT Erik Pears. Re-signed CB Corey Graham. Signed CB Ross Cockrell to a four-year contract. Signed LB Keith Rivers to a two-year contract. Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with S Da’Norris Searcy. Signed QB Jeff Tuel to a two-year contract extension. Signed CB Bobby Felder to a one-year contract extension through 2015. Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Marcus Easley. Signed FB Frank Summers to a one-year contract extension through 2015.

Free Agency 2014: NFL Players in New Places

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**Updated: March 12, 11:32 a.m ET**

The Ravens have reached a three-year agreement with running back Justin Forsett, according to his agent, Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7). Forsett is coming off his best season as he rushed for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns on just 235 carries (5.

Here’s a list of the top free agents in the NFL, by position, and their new teams. It is updated as of March 12, 2014.


Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Michael Vick, New York Jets

Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt Schaub, Oakland Raiders

Shaun Hill, St. Louis Rams

Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers

Derek Anderson, Carolina Panthers

Running Backs

Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins

Rashard Mendenhall, Arizona Cardinals

LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers

Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers

Maurice Jones-Drew Former Team: Jacksonville Jaguars New Team: Oakland Raiders

The NFL’s free agency period began at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11, and teams wasted no time in making moves to reshape their rosters for the 2014 season. With several top-tier players getting new homes in the first 24 hours, it’s easy to lose track of who went where.

Below is a list of key free agents who have signed with new teams, plus those switching uniforms via trades:


An NFL off-season filled with big-name free agents, huge trades and plenty of excitement is drawing to a close, with most teams now focused on the upcoming draft.

With that in mind, we take a look at the key signings and trades involving players who will suit up for new teams this fall.

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