Here is a look at where each of the AFC East teams currently stand in terms of additions, losses, cap space and draft picks at the end of the first month of the 2012 league year.

Cap space is based on report from Jason LaCanfora of on March 30, and may not include all transactions reported in the media (such as Chad Ochocinco‘s contract restructure, for example). Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also has an edited version of this list; he ranks teams from most cap space to lowest cap space, rather than alphabetically.

The ‘expiring contracts’ below refer to players that were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents as of the start of the new league year on March 13, 2012 unless noted otherwise; those that are crossed out have since either signed with their old club or a new club. Underlined draft picks are compensatory picks, which cannot be traded.




New England Patriots

2011: 13-3; 1st place in AFCE; AFC champions
Cap space: $9,944,664 (12th)
Draft Picks: 1.27, 1.31, 2.48, 2.62, 3.93, 4.126
Off-field: OC Bill O’Brien left (Penn State); TE Kirk Ferentz left (Iowa); Josh McDaniels hired as OC; Chris Simms hired as coaching assistant
Expiring contracts (20): DE Mark Anderson, WR Deion Branch, DE Andre Carter, OL Dan Connolly, DE Shaun Ellis, RB Kevin Faulk, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LB Gary Guyton, S James Ihedigbo, CB Nate Jones, C Dan Koppen, S Brett Lockett, CB Antwaun Molden, LB Niko Koutouvides, WR Matthew Slater, DT Gerard Warren, WR Wes Welker, LB Tracy White; QB Brian Hoyer (RFA); DT Kyle Love (ERFA)
Own free agents lost (2): DE Mark Anderson (Bills), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals)
Players cut (3): OL Rich Ohrnberger, FB Lousaka Polite, DT Mike Wright
Own free agents re-signed (7): WR Deion Branch, OL Dan Connolly, LB Niko Koutouvides, DT Kyle Love, WR Matthew Slater, LB Tracy White; QB Brian Hoyer (RFA)
Other free agents signed (14): CB Will Allen (Dolphins), CB Marquice Cole (Jets), DL Jonathan Fanene (Bengals), TE Daniel Fells (Broncos), FB Tony Fiammetta, OL Robert Gallery (Seahawks), WR Anthony Gonzalez (Colts), S Steve Gregory (Chargers), DT Marcus Harrison (Bears), FB Spencer Larsen (Broncos), WR Brandon Lloyd (Rams), DE/OLB Trevor Scott (Raiders), WR Donte’ Stallworth (Redskins)
Franchised (1): WR Wes Welker
Primary remaining needs: OLB, DE, S


New Jersey Jets

2011: 8-8, 2nd place in AFCE; missed playoffs
Cap space: $7,692,283 (14th)
Draft Picks: 1.16, 2.47, 3.77, 5.154, 6.187, 6.202, 6.203, 7.232, 7.242, 7.244
Off-field: OC Brian Schottenheimer resigns; Tony Sparano hired as OC
Expiring contracts (16): QB Mark Brunell, WR Plaxico Burress, CB Marquice ColeK Nick Folk, S Jim Leonhard, TE Matthew Mulligan, QB Kevin O’Connell, S Brodney Pool, DT Sione Pouha, CB Donald Strickland, LB Bryan Thomas, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, T Robert Turner, DE/OLB Jamaal Westerman; LB Aaron Maybin (RFA), WR Patrick Turner (RFA)
Own free agents lost (4): CB Marquice Cole (Patriots), TE Matthew Mulligan (Rams), S Brodney Pool (Cowboys), DE/OLB LB Jamaal Westerman (Dolphins)
Players cut (2): S Gerald Alexander, WR Michael Campbell
Players traded away (1): QB Drew Stanton (Colts), and a 7th round pick for a 6th round pick
Own free agents re-signed (4): K Nick Folk, DT Sione Pouha, LB Bryan Thomas; WR Patrick Turner (RFA)
Other free agents signed (3): S LaRon Landry (Redskins), WR Chaz Schilens (Raiders), QB Drew Stanton (Lions)
Players traded for (1): QB Tim Tebow (Broncos) and a 7th round pick, for 4th and 6th round picks
Franchised: none
Primary remaining needs: WR, RT, OLB, S


Miami Dolphins

2011: 6-10, 3rd/4th place in AFCE; missed playoffs
Cap space: $6,470,157 (16th)
Draft Picks: 1.08, 2.42, 3.72, 3.73, 4.103, 5.145, 6.196, 7.215
Off-field: HC Tony Sparano, OC Brian Daboll, DC Mike Nolan fired; Joe Philbin hired as HC; Mike Sherman hired as OC; Kevin Coyle hired as DC
Expiring contracts (17): NT Paul Soliai, DL Kendall Langford, G Vernon Carey, DL Phillip Merling, QB Chad Henne, CB Will Allen, RB Steve Slaton, LB Jason Taylor, ILB Marvin Mitchell, DE/OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE Ryan Baker, T Marc Colombo, QB J.P. Losman; FB Lex Hilliard (RFA), T Lydon Murtha (RFA), LB Austin Spitler (ERFA), TE Jeron Mastrud (ERFA)
Own free agents lost (4): DL Kendall Langford (Rams), QB Chad Henne (Jaguars), CB Will Allen (Patriots), FB Lex Hilliard (Vikings)
Players traded (1): WR Brandon Marshall (Bears), for two 3rd round picks
Players cut (1): S Yeremiah Bell
Own free agents re-signed (8): NT Paul Soliai, DL Phillip Merling, RB Steve Slaton, DE/OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE Ryan Baker, T Lydon Murtha, TE Jeron Mastrud, LB Austin Spitler
Other free agents signed:  CB Richard Marshall (Cardinals), QB David Garrard (Jaguars), DE/OLB Jamaal Westerman (Jets), T Artis Hicks (Browns)
Franchised: none
Primary remaining needs: QB, WR, DE, WLB


Buffalo Bills

2011: 6-10, 3rd/4th place in AFCE; missed playoffs
Cap space: $9,715,709 (13th)
Draft Picks: 1.10, 2.41, 3.71, 4.105, 4.124, 5.144, 5.147, 6.178, 7.217, 7.251
Off-field: none
Expiring contracts (18): T Demetrius Bell, TE Scott Chandler, K Brandon Coutu, RB Tashard Choice, CB Reggie Corner, LB Andra Davis, WR Derek Hagan, RB Bruce Hall, WR Steve Johnson, K Rian LindellWR Ruvell Martin, LB Kirk Morrison, K Dave Rayner, G Chad Rinehart, S Bryan Scott, LB Reggie Torbor, G Kraig Urbik, WR Roscoe Parrish
Own free agents lost (0):
Players cut (1): S Jon Corto
Own free agents re-signed (10): WR Steve Johnson, K Rian Lindell, G Kraig Urbik, G Chad Rinehart, TE Scott Chandler, RB Tashard Choice, WR Derek Hagan, S Bryan Scott, LB Kirk Morrison, WR Ruvell Martin
Other free agents signed (2): DE Mario Williams (Texans), DE Mark Anderson (Patriots)
Franchised: none
Primary remaining needs: LT, CB, OLB






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