Free agency is in full swing right now. The free agent signing period started on March 12th and some big moves have already taken place. From signings, re-signings, trades and even releases lets see who are the early winners and which teams have made questionable bad decisions.
Winner: Cleveland Browns
Paul Kruger is the biggest round peg of this offseason. He left the Baltimore Ravens coming off a Super Bowl championship with experience in both a 3-4 and a 4-3. He'll be a multidimensional player for the Browns even if he's a tad overpaid because of said Super Bowl.
Desmond Bryant and Quentin Groves are also great fits for the Browns' new scheme and came as relative values.
Loser: Minnesota Vikings
Lose Percy Harvin and bring in Matt Cassel...yeah, things aren't going so well at the moment.
Winner: Indianapolis Colts
They're winners, but if more than one of their gambles doesn't pan out, the Colts have spent a lot of money on potentially little impact.
Loser: Defensive Ends
The market for defensive ends didn't exactly turn out that way this season, and guys like Dwight Freeney, John Abraham and others who haven't signed will likely find that their salary demands won't be met as positively as they might like.
Winner: Kansas City Chiefs
With Alex Smith in the fold via trade and Chase Daniel coming over in free agency, the Chiefs finally have some quality quarterback play to build upon. Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson aren't "sexy" pickups, but Smith had legitimate talent, and it will be interesting to see if he's the lockdown guy he's been in the past or the guy who got beat last year.
Loser: St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals
The Rams and Cardinals can "win" the rest of the offseason, but the Seahawks and 49ers clearly made strides to set themselves up as the "haves" of the division.
Winner: Seattle Seahawks
Trading for Percy Harvin and then Getting Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett is huge. Getting them for the prices they did is even better.
Loser: Pittsburgh Steelers
Their biggest moves—bringing back William Gay to the secondary and adding Bruce Gradkowski as a backup quarterback
Winner: Joe Flacco
The Ravens spent big money on Joe Flacco to keep him away from the Cleveland Browns and made him the "highest-paid QB in football."
Loser: Miami Dolphins
This May Be a Shock But, Mike Wallace got way too much money ($60 million) to "maybe" work in the Dolphins' system. Dannell Ellerbe ($35 million) and Philip Wheeler ($26 million) got way too much money to be younger, (though not necessarily) better versions of Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett. All three signings got five-year deals