Cory Redding, Three Years with Indianapolis
The Colts are in full rebuilding mode. Adding a veteran might seem like a misstep, but leadership is important. Redding has some years left in him, and he has been a great asset for the Ravens for years. Now he takes his game to Indianapolis and a defense that could use some fresh blood. Dwight Freeney has to be happy.
Jarret Johnson, Four Years with San Diego
Johnson is another good player who doesn't get nearly the credit he's due. Now he heads to a San Diego defense that needs some help. The Chargers took a step back almost everywhere last year as they missed the playoffs in a weak division. Now they have some help infused at linebacker, where they looked weak last season.
Le'Ron McClain, Three Years with San Diego
The Bolts struck again here. Their running game has been just about acceptable (read: mediocre most of the time) since LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner bolted town. They have some nice backs in Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews. Now they have a big bruiser to block for them and nab some carries as well.
Laurent Robinson, Five Years with Jacksonville
The Jaguars have needed a receiver since Jimmy Smith left. That's only been about forever. Now they have an up-and-coming guy with a ton of upside. Robinson had a good year with Dallas, but he was lost behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Now he's going to be the go-to guy. I think he can do it.
Carl Nicks, Five Years with Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay needed to protect Josh Freeman. They had to open up their checkbook again, but they did just that. Nicks was someone that New Orleans wanted to keep in the worst way, but they've got too many plates spinning right now. Tampa Bay hurt a rival while helping themselves. Nicks instantly makes Freeman more comfortable on his drops, which will help him find new target Vincent Jackson.