After months of endless rumors, mock drafts and the occasional actual transaction, the player movement portion of the NFL offseason is basically over. So, now that everything is settled, let's run through the NFL and take a bird's-eye view of each team's offseason. Click the links below to read how I graded your team's offseason.
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Carolina had the best value signing of the offseason (DE Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson for $2 million), but it also lost All-Pro CB Josh Norman. How did the Panthers grade out? Chicago maneuvered the draft well and found two relatively cheap three-down inside linebackers in free agency. Chicago Bears: How did the Bears grade out? While losing Hue Jackson is a blow, the Bengals did a good job of sticking by their formula that has led to success. Cincinnati Bengals: How did the Bengals grade out? Cleveland traded down in the draft, then traded down some more, acquiring a haul of future picks in the process. Cleveland Browns: How did the Browns grade out? Dallas wisely stayed out of the free-agency fray ... then proceeded to use its top two draft picks in a strange manner. Dallas Cowboys: How did the Cowboys grade out? Denver Broncos: Mark Sanchez might just be an upgrade at QB for Denver, but a ton of major contributors from last year's Super Bowl run are no longer around. How did the Broncos grade out? Calvin Johnson's surprise retirement precipitated the Lions' paying a premium for WR Detroit Lions: Marvin Jones. How did the Lions grade out? Ted Thompson did what Ted Thompson does, which usually turns out pretty well. It would've been nice to find a better option at ILB, though. Green Bay Packers: How did the Packers grade out? The Texans were right to shell out for Houston Texans: Brock Osweiler after enduring years of subpar play behind center. How did the Texans grade out? The Colts did the opposite of what they normally do, passing on the chance to sign aging, overpriced free agents. Indianapolis Colts: How did the Colts grade out? Lacking talent on defense and flush with cap room, the Jaguars were smart in how they targeted needs in free agency and the draft. Jacksonville Jaguars: How did the Jaguars grade out? After a free-agent period in which they were overly aggressive locking up aging vets, the Chiefs picked up a ton of draft capital by trading back. Kansas City Chiefs: How did the Chiefs grade out? With no franchise QB on the roster, Los Angeles gave up a bounty of draft picks to get Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff. The Rams are all-in, for better or worse. How did the Rams grade out? Miami traded away draft picks left and right, one of which acquired CB Miami Dolphins: Byron Maxwell, an expensive and struggling veteran. How did the Dolphins grade out? Not much went wrong in Minnesota, where the Vikings added a ton of depth to their O-line and secondary. Minnesota Vikings: How did the Vikings grade out? Getting back old offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia could help protect New England Patriots: Tom Brady better when he returns from his four-game suspension. How did the Patriots grade out? New Orleans continued to make nonsensical free-agent moves, this time signing TE New Orleans Saints: Coby Fleener to a rich deal when the defense needed a ton of help. How did the Saints grade out? The Giants made massive upgrades to their defense, but they overpaid just about everyone. New York Giants: How did the Giants grade out? It doesn't look as if the Jets are going to be able to get a long-term deal done with New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson. Oh, and they also don't have a proven QB on the roster. How did the Jets grade out? Oakland stole away a big-time contributor from a division rival, while building one of the league's deepest offensive lines. Oakland Raiders: How did the Raiders grade out? Pittsburgh has a major question mark at left tackle but did well targeting its needs in the draft. Pittsburgh Steelers: How did the Steelers grade out? Bizarre moves at quarterback overshadow shrewd trades involving overpaid leftovers from the Chip Kelly era. Philadelphia Eagles: How did the Eagles grade out? San Diego addressed two major areas of need -- defense and offensive line -- but mishandled the San Diego Chargers: Eric Weddle situation. How did the Chargers grade out? Although the 49ers did well to hire Chip Kelly and hold on to San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick, they did little to improve their WR corps. How did the 49ers grade out? Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson might again be running for his life behind this O-line, but at least Seattle resisted the urge to overpay a running back in free agency. How did the Seahawks grade out? Letting Lovie Smith go and re-signing RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin to a big deal both seemed like rash and unnecessary decisions. How did the Buccaneers grade out? The Titans received a haul of picks trading down from No. 1 ... then spent a second-rounder on a running back. Come on! Tennessee Titans: How did the Titans grade out?
Scot McCloughan & Co. landed CB Josh Norman later in the free-agent process, significantly upgrading their secondary. Washington: How did Washington grade out?