2014 NFL Free Agent Signings: Winners & Losers from Day 2

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2014 NFL Free Agent Signings: Winners & Losers from Day 2
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Day 2 of 2014 NFL free agency has come and gone, and it's once again time to declare winners and losers from the proceedings.

For a long while, it appeared as if Day 2 would fail to match the sheer insanity achieved on Day 1. But a late avalanche of news started rolling with the announcement that the Patriots had signed cornerback Darrelle Revis and failed to let up until the wee hours of the morning. Who said there was an NFL offseason?

The top wide receiver is no longer on the market. The Buccaneers have a new starting quarterback. The Broncos added a pass-rushing stud. And the Raiders remained the Raiders. All of this made the NFL's version of January 2 just as exciting as New Year's Day.

Again, it's worth noting that things are far from over this offseason. This list comprises the winners and losers of Day 2. It's still entirely feasible that a squad labeled a loser in the early days of free agency could bounce back and field a Super Bowl-caliber roster in 2014. Well, except the Raiders, but you get the idea.

The winners on this list were chosen for a variety of reasons. Whether it was a receiver signing a big-money deal, two AFC powerhouses bringing in star defenders, a journeyman quarterback being handed the reins to a starting gig, or a quarterback and wide receiver finally receiving some help, there's no question that the day featured its share of victors.

The losers were chosen because a coach didn't get to reunite with his favorite player, a club handed over its quarterbacking reins to a journeyman, a star rookie lost his starting job, a stud defensive end watched his contract go to someone else, and because the Raiders did what the Raiders do.

Here are the winners and losers from Day 2 of 2014 NFL free agency.




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