Each offseason, a litany of moves are made and even more are rumored. Often, teams that are close to reaching their potential gamble on adding one more player to put them over the top.
Other times, bad teams add veterans after a coaching change in an attempt to change the culture. Think of the Detroit Lions. Sometimes, adding veterans can change a team for the better.
But, at other times, adding veterans only makes things worse. Think of the Washington Redskins and specifically Albert Haynesworth.
In the offseason, and before the first week of games, all teams are in first place. Most teams have a decent chance of making the playoffs. Some, like the Raiders, have no shot no matter which month it is.
With that said, the difference between playing in January and sitting at home frequently comes down to one move. Further, the most impactful move is often a move that isn't made.
Let's get to the list. These moves are in no particular order. Also, this is a list of moves and non-moves up to date. Of course, if one of these happen or is corrected, we'll just pretend I never mentioned it.