2014 NFL Free-Agent Signings: Winners and Losers from Day 1

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2014 NFL Free-Agent Signings: Winners and Losers from Day 1
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Day one of 2014 NFL free agency is in the books, and there are most certainly winners and losers to be gleaned from the cavalcade of signings.

The NFL's version of January 1 was absolutely insane. Star players were released, trades were consummated, countless players were signed and others surprisingly received little-to-no-attention.

Before we all get ahead of ourselves and anoint 2014's playoff squads and bottom-feeders now, it's important to note that free agency has just begun. There are many valuable players still on the market. And with the draft still to come in May, teams have only just begun to reshape their rosters for a run at the Lombardi Trophy. The year has just begun.

The winners on this list were chosen because they made splashy signings that make sense on paper and should improve their teams this season. And also because they inked a series of big-money deals (we're looking at you, free agent offensive tackles). 

The losers were chosen because of risky signings, overpaying veterans, losing out on a number of quality players and having cap mis-management come back to bite you in the derriere. And also because a hyped player didn't receive a sniff of interest on day one (here's to you, Eric Decker).

Without further ado, here are the winners and losers of day one of 2014 NFL free agency.

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