The Biggest Moves in NFL Free Agency: 2014 Edition

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Free agency in the NFL is a rare and beautiful thing — like a shooting star passing through a sunset shining on the last pair of an endangered species. At least, free agency with big name players, as the power between the players and the NFL is so skewed towards the ownership and front offices that, if they want to keep you, you’re basically going to be kept. That’s why the contracts aren’t guaranteed, why the franchise tags exist, and why so many NFL superstars stay with the same team for the duration of their (usually brief) careers. This season saw a handful of bigger names leave their incumbent squads for the greener fields of other football teams.

Now that the dust has settled on most of the big names — except for you, DeSean Jackson, we didn’t forget about you – let’s take a gander at who went where in this latest NFL offseason, what it means for the teams that are getting the good stuff, and what it means for the teams that are missing members.

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