We’re roughly one week into NFL free agency, and it’s been a frantic seven-plus days for all 32 teams.
But who’s on course to be better and who took more than its share of blows when it came to key departures?
We picked eight teams (one quarter of the league), some obvious, some not so obvious, and pointed out just how much of an impact their free-agent losses will affect the team in 2013.
We’ll also be careful to point out the difference between losing a player via free agency and a team making a decision to part ways with an aging veteran or let go of a player due to salary cap ramifications. We have factored in those decisions as well, especially when it affects an area of the team that may have also lost a free agent or two.
Of course, the beauty of the offseason is that by the time you read this, each of these teams could have either added or subtracted even more personnel. But it will be interesting to see how all of these ensuing clubs handle these adjustments.