With NFL free agency officially about to begin in just a short while, here is a recap of what has transpired with all 16 AFC teams since the end of the season.
New England Patriots
Jan 20: Signed RB Sam McGuffie, WR Greg Orton, WR Reggie Dunn, C Braxston Cave, OT R.J. Mattes, T Jordan Devey and LB Taylor Reed to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 21: Linebacker coach Pepper Johnson announces he is leaving the staff; he accepts a position as the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills on Jan 31.
Jan 22: Offensive line coach and assistant head coach Dante Scarnecchia retired.
Jan 22: Dave DeGuglielmo named new offensive line coach; had previously been OL coach for University of Maryland, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.
Jan 22: Tight end coach George Godsey departs to accept a position as quarterbacks coach on Bill O’Briens staff with the Houston Texans.
Jan 29: Brendan Daly is named new defensive assistant coach; he had been the Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach the last two seasons.
Feb 20: Michael Lombardi hired as assistant to Pats’ coaching staff; had most recently been GM and VP of Player Personnel for Cleveland Browns.
Mar 7: RFA LS Danny Aiken agrees to terms on one-year contract.
Mar 10: WR T.J. Moe, WR Sam McGuffie, LB Taylor Reed and DT Cory Grissom were released.
Mar 10: OT Brice Schwab, OT Elvis Fisher (failed physical) and RB Quentin Hines (failed physical) were waived.
Mar 10: TE Michael Hoomanawanui will be re-signed to a 2-year contract when new league year begins.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $14,821,836
Jan 7: Fired GM Jeff Ireland and OC Mike Sherman.
Jan 16: Named Bill Lazor new OC; was Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach in 2013.
Jan 20: Named Mark Duffner linebacker coach.
Jan 26: Named Dennis Hickey new GM; had most recently been Tampa Bay director of player personnel.
Jan 29: Assistant GM Brian Gaine resigned/was let go.
Feb 19: OL coach Jim Turner and head athletic trainer Kevin O’Neill were fired.
Mar 1: John Benton promoted from assistant offensive line coach to OL coach.
Mar 1: Jack Bicknell Jr. named assistant offensive line coach.
Mar 1: UFA CB Brent Grimes re-signed to four-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $33,860,686
Mar 11: CB Dmitri Patterson to be released, saving $5.4 million in cap space.
Mar 11: Dolphins to sign former Lions FS Louis Delmas to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
New York Jets
Jan 16: Signed HC Rex Ryan to an extension.
Jan 16: Signed C Jacolby Ashworth, S Brandon Hardin and DB Nick Taylor to reserve/future contracts.
Feb 6: Named Thomas McGaughey special teams coordinator.
Feb 28: Used franchise tag on K Nick Folk.
Mar 5: Claimed CB Johnny Patrick off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.
Mar 5: Re-signed backup CB Ellis Lankster.
Mar 5: Re-signed backup CB Darrin Walls.
Mar 8: Re-signed TE Jeff Cumberland.
Mar 9: Released CB Antonio Cromartie.
Mar 10: Released WR Santonio Holmes.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $40,089,361.
Jan 10: Re-signed 38 year old UFA P Brian Moorman.
Jan 13: Fired LB coach Chuck Driesbach.
Jan 14: Signed OLB Kourtnei Brown, RB Anthony Allen and G Randy Colling to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 15: Signed WR Ramses Barden, WRChris Summers, S Jajuan Harley, OLB Willie Jefferson and OLB Nathan Williams to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 16: Named Jeff Hafley defensive assistant coach.
Jan 23: Named former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz the new defensive coordinator; Schwartz replaces Mike Pettine, who took the job as Cleveland Browns head coach.
Jan 24: Named Todd Downing quarterbacks coach.
Jan 29: Named Jim Hostler senior offensive assistant.
Jan 31: Named former Pats assistant Pepper Johnson defensive line coach.
Jan 31: Named Fred Pagac linebackers coach.
Feb 6: Named Rob Moore wide receivers coach, replacing Ike Hilliard (fired).
Feb 7: Promoted defensive quality control coach Jason Rebrovich to assistant defensive line coach.
Mar 3: Released backup OLB Willie Jefferson.
Mar 3: Extended SS Aaron Williams to a four-year, $26 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed.
Mar 6: Re-signed backup/practice squad CB Brandon Smith.
Mar 10: Named Thad Bogardus defensive quality control coach.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $22,733,404.
Jan 7: Signed WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, DE David King, CB Onterio McCalebb, LB Bruce Taylor and C Scott Wedige to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 9: Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden departs to become head coach of Washington Redskins.
Jan 9: Promoted Hue Jackson from running backs coach to offensive coordinator.
Jan 16: Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer departs to become head coach of Minnesota Vikings.
Jan 16: Promoted Paul Guenther from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator.
Jan 18: Named Matt Burke linebackers coach; had been with Lions the last five seasons as LB coach.
Jan 21: Named Vance Joseph assistant defensive backs coach.
Jan 23: Named Brian Braswell assistant offensive line coach and quality control coach.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $27,354,957.
Mar 11: KR/WR Brandon Tate re-signs.
Mar 11: UFA DE Michael Johnson signs with Tampa Bay.
Mar 11: C Kyle Cook released, saving $2.5 million in cap space.
Jan 3: Fired RB coach Wilbert Montgomery
Jan 27: Named former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator.
Jan 29: Named Steve Spagnuolo secondary coach.
Jan 29: Named Brian Pariani tight ends coach.
Feb 17: Re-signed OLB Terrell Suggs to five-year, $28.5 million contract with $16 million guaranteed.
Feb 27: Released FB Vonta Leach.
Feb 27: Released ILB Jameel McClain.
Feb 28: Re-signed TE Dennis Pitta to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $21,983,602.
Mar 11: OLB Albert McClellan re-signed.
Jan 3: Fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr.
Jan 23: Named former Titans head coach Mike Munchak offensive line coach.
Jan 27: Named James Saxon running backs coach, replacing Kirby Wilson.
Jan 28: Signed WR Danny Coale to a reserve/future contract.
Feb 11: Named Joey Porter defensive assistant coach.
Mar 3: Placed transition tag on OLB Jason Worilds.
Mar 5: Signed 33-year old FS Troy Polamalu with a two-year contract extension to lower his cap number, with a $6.75 million signing bonus.
Mar 5: Signed TE Heath Miller with a two-year contract extension to lower his cap number; there is $8 million in new money including a $5 million signing bonus.
Mar 10: OLB LaMarr Woodley will be released when new league year begins.
Mar 10: CB Ike Taylor accepted a pay cut, signing a one-year, $2.75 million contract that frees up $4.25 million in cap space; he had been scheduled to make a base salary of $7 million.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $3,434,434.
Jan 2: Signed RB Jamaine Cook and DB Brandon Hughes to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 23: Named Mike Pettine head coach.
Jan 27: New coaching staff announced: named Jim O’Neil defensive coordinator, Chris Tabor special teams coordinator, Brian Angelichio tight ends coach, Bobby Babich assistant secondary coach, Chuck Driesbach linebackers coach, Brian Fleury assistant linebackers coach, Jeff Hafley secondary coach and Shawn Mennenga assistant special teams coach.
Feb 3: Named Kyle Shanahan offensive coordinator.
Feb 6: Remainder of new coaching staff announced: named George DeLeone assistant offensive line coach, Chris DiSanto and Derik Keyes assistant strength and conditioning coaches, Richard Hightower offensive quality control coach, Dowell Loggains quarterbacks coach, Mike McDaniel wide receivers coach, Andy Moeller offensive line coach, Wilbert Montgomery running backs coach, Paul Ricci strength and conditioning coach, Tony Tuioti defensive quality control coach and Anthony Weaver defensive line coach.
Feb 11: Announced CEO Joe Banner will resign in April.
Feb 11: General Manager Mike Lombardi fired and replaced by Ray Farmer.
Feb 12: Signed backup CB Royce Adams.
Feb 26: Released starting ILB D’Qwell Jackson.
Mar 3: Placed transition tag on C Alex Mack.
Mar 5: Released WR Davone Bess, backup WR Brian Tyms and backup OLB Paul Hazel.
Mar 10: Re-signed UFA K Billy Cundiff to a 1-year, $1.02 million contract.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $49,102,538
Mar 11: Former Cardinal ILB Karlos Dansby signs a four-year, $24 million contract.
Feb 10: Released G Justin Anderson.
Feb 10: Signed S David Sims, ILB Henoc Muamba and OT Jack Breckner.
Mar 6: Released starting C Samson Satele.
Mar 6: Signed former Browns starting ILB D’Qwell Jackson to a four-year, $22 million contract with $10.13 million guaranteed.
Mar 7: Re-signed P Pat McAfee to a five-year, $14.5 million contract with $3.75 million guaranteed.
Mar 10: Re-signed DL Fili Moala.
Mar 10: Re-signed OLB Justin Hickman.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $35,308,213.
Mar 11: K Adam Vinatieri resigned to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Jan 4: Fired head coach Mike Munchak.
Jan 8: Signed G Oscar Johnson, WR Isaiah Williams, WR Lamont Bryant and OLB David Hinds to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 13: Named Ken Whisenhunt coach.
Jan 20: Named Ray Horton defensive coordinator and Louie Cioffi defensive backs coach.
Jan 22: Named Mike Mularkey tight ends coach, Giff Smith defensive line coach and Bob Bostad offensive line coach.
Jan 28: Named Mike Sullivan assistant offensive line coach and Nick Eason assistant defensive line coach.
Feb 4: Named Cannon Matthews quality control coordinator on defense and Todd Toriscelli director of sports medicine.
Mar 3: Re-signed SS Bernard Pollard to a two-year $6,300,000 contract extension with an $850,000 signing bonus.
Mar 7: Re-signed DE Ropati Pitoitua to a three-year contract.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $9,470,202.
Feb 10: Named Robert Saleh linebackers coach, Scottie Hazelton assistant linebackers coach and Scott Trulock trainer.
Mar 4: Released starting RG Uche Nwaneri.
Mar 6: Re-signed starting LT Cameron Bradfield, backup OT Sam Young, and TE Clay Harbor.
Mar 7: Re-signed starting QB Chad Henne to a two-year, $8 million extension with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Mar 8: Signed former Seahawk UFA DE Red Bryant to a four-year, $19 million contract with $4.7 million guaranteed.
Mar 10: DE Jason Babin elected to void the final two years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $51,114,670.
Mar 11: RB Justin Forsett released
Jan 2: Named Bill O’Brien new head coach.
Jan 4: Signed LB D.J. Smith to a reserve/future contract.
Jan 7: Fired pretty much the whole coaching staff: defensive coordinator Wade Phillips; offensive coordinator Rick Dennison; Perry Carter, assistant defensive backs coach; Karl Dorrell, quarterbacks coach; Dan Hammerschmidt, offensive assistant coach; Chick Harris, running backs coach; Reggie Herring, linebackers coach; Vance Joseph, defensive backs coach; Bobby King, assistant linebackers coach; Larry Kirksey, wide receivers coach; Marc Lubick, assistant wide receivers coach; Brian Pariani, tight ends coach; Jim Ryan, assistant offensive line coach; Matt Schiotz, assistant strength and conditioning coach; Cedric Smith, strength and conditioning coach and Jeff Zgonina, assistant defensive line coach.
Feb 6: New coaching staff announced: Named Romeo Crennel defensive coordinator, Mike Vrabel linebackers coach, Paul Dunn offensive line coach, George Godsey quarterbacks coach, Sean Hayes assistant strength and conditioning coach, Stan Hixon wide receivers coach, Tim Kelly offensive quality control coach, Will Lawing defensive quality control coach, Charles London running backs coach, Anthony Midget assistant secondary coach, John Perry tight ends coach, Anthony Pleasant assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jim Bernhardt director of football research, John Butler secondary coach, Doug Colman assistant special teams coach and Craig Fitzgerald strength and conditioning coach. Retained Bob Ligashesky as special teams coordinator.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $8,865,377.
Mar 11: TE Owen Daniels released, clearing $4.5 million in cap space.
Mar 11: CB Brice McCain released, clearing $850k in cap space.
Feb 6: Signed S John Boyett, T Paul Cormick, DE Hall Davis, DE John Youboty, DE Ben Garland, WR Nathan Palmer, WR Gerell Robinson and WR Greg Wilson to future/reserve contracts.
Feb 12: Signed executive VP John Elway to a three-year extension and also named him general manager.
Mar 6: Released CB Champ Bailey.
Mar 10: G Chris Kuper retired.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $27,345,856
Mar 11: WR Andre Caldwell re-signs, a two-year, $3.45 million contract.
Kansas City Chiefs
Jan 11: Signed RB Joe McKnight, LB Jordan Campbell, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, DT Dominique Hamilton, former Patriot OT R.J. Dill, DB Jerron McMillian and DE Brandon Moore to future/reserve contracts.
Feb 6: Named Brock Olivo assistant special teams coach.
Feb 7: Released CB Dunta Robinson.
Feb 7: Re-signed WR Weston Dressler.
Feb 14: Re-signed TE Richard Gordon.
Mar 6: Released OLB Robert James and TE Dominique Jones.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $9,187,069.
Mar 11: OLB Frank Zombo re-signed.
San Diego Chargers
Jan 14: Promoted Frank Reich from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator.
Jan 24: Named Pete Metzelaars tight ends coach.
Mar 4: Released FB Le’Ron McClain.
Mar 4: Released CB Derek Cox.
Mar 4: Released CB Johnny Patrick.
Mar 8: Re-signed LG Chad Rinehart to a two-year, $6 million contract with $2 million guaranteed.
Mar 8: Re-signed safety and special teams captain Darrell Stuckey to a four-year contract.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $6,536,580.
Jan 2: Signed DT David Carter, QB Trent Edwards and DT Torell Troup to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 13: Signed LB Frank Beltre, C Jarrod Shaw, CB Neiko Thorpe and S Tony Dye to reserve/future contracts.
Jan 14: Re-signed offensive line coach Tony Sparano and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.
Feb 6: Named Joe Woods defensive backs coach, Marcus Robertson assistant defensive backs coach, Chris Boniol assistant special teams coach and Vernon Stephens assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Feb 12: Signed CFL Grey Cup MVP RB Kory Sheets.
Feb 24: Re-signed CB Taiwan Jones to a three-year contract.
Feb 28: Re-signed OT Khalif Barnes to a one-year contract.
Mar 11: Cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $59,945,373
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