2013 saw a new trend in free agency. Rather than the biggest and highest-priced free agents being the very first to sign, teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns made value signings early on as the higher-priced names like Mike Wallace, Jake Long and Steven Jackson were asked to wait just a little longer.
The old maxim is that the quicker a team acts in the offseason, the less success they will ultimately have. Signing players before the market sets can be disastrous. Overpaying for talent—either with money in free agency or with a pick in the draft—is the quickest route to needing to update one's resume in the NFL.
Some teams have already hit it big during this offseason, and others have stayed relatively quiet. Here's every team's best and worst signing.