Starting March 15, NFL players on expiring contracts were free to sign with new teams. Now that we’re a few weeks removed from the madness, it’s becoming clearer how the reshuffling of NFL free agents will affect next season.
... $182.5 million, an eight percent drop from the season before.
Despite the financial belt-tightening, some of the most important players in the league changed teams (a few clubs managed to retain their stars, too). Here are seven free agent signings that could have a big impact this season and beyond.Bud Dupree Gary Landers/AP / Shutterstock
Outside linebacker Bud Dupree to the Titans for five years and $82.5 million
NFL contracts are a bit hard to parse because the full amounts are almost never guaranteed on long-term deals. Dupree's deal only includes $35 million guaranteed, according to the contract tracking website Spotrac, and the Titans could get out of it after just two years. But it's still a significant deal, and Dupree, a former Steeler, should be a key player in Tennessee.
The 28-year-old Dupr...