The NFL Free Agent offseason is in full affect. Teams are signing players left and right. Teams are also releasing and trading players. Lets look at some surprising moves that have occurred thus far. Only 2 days in to the free agent signing period and a lot has happened in the NFL.
Paul Kruger Picks Cleveland - Paul Kruger was considered the cream of the free-agency crop at outside linebacker. He dominated this past season with the Baltimore Ravens, recording nine sacks and 30 total tackles. Kruger likely had his pick of the litter when selecting where to go, and chose the Cleveland Browns
Oakland Further Separates Itself from Al Davis Era - Reggie McKenzie continues to cut players drafted by the late Al Davis. Cutting Safety Micheal Huff and WR Darius Hayward Bay and is expected to release Rolando McClain. It's a new era in Oakland.
Jacksonville Releases Laurent Robinson After One Season - After signing Robinson to a mammoth, five-year, $32.5 million contract before last season, the Jaguars have now waived him, per Ryan O’ Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Vikings Trade Percy Harvin to Seattle - We knew Percy Harvin had been disgruntled in Minnesota and was not interested in staying with the Vikings, but it was still a surprise to see him traded to the Seattle Seahawks
Wes Welker Signs with the Denver Broncos - After Welker and the Patriots overcame their early season issues, it seemed like they would strike a deal. Instead, he joins one of New England's biggest competitors for AFC supremacy moving forward.
Glenn Dorsey Joins Another 3-4 Defense with the 49ers - Everyone figured Glen Dorsey was a much better fit for a 4-3 defense and now that he was a free agent people assumed he would sign with a 4-3 team. However; that was not the case as he signed with the SF 49ers another team that runs the 3-4 scheme.
Three Quick Signings for the Detroit Lions - The Lions were quick to sign Reggie Bush, DE Jason Jones, S Glover Quin as well as re-sign CB Chris Houston.
A Mass Exodus from Baltimore - The Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round pick, released Bernard Pollard and saw linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe sign contracts with new teams (h/t FoxSports.com).
Kansas City Makes a Flurry of Moves - After bringing in head coach Andy Reid and trading for quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs kept the ball rolling heading into free agency. The biggest move was re-signing star wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.