Shoddy and inconsistent quarterback play is one of the biggest reasons St. Louis has failed to make the playoffs in head coach Jeff Fisher’s first three seasons. The Rams are banking on Foles to fix that issue after being acquired from Philadelphia.
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Indianapolis running back Frank Gore
After striking out on 2012 first-round pick Trent Richardson, the Colts went the free-agent route to snare Gore away from San Francisco and Philadelphia after the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher was poised to sign with the Eagles.
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Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy
New Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman was seeking a motor to power his run-heavy attack. He found it in McCoy, who was traded by Philadelphia despite having gained more rushing yards than any other player since the 2010 season.
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Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham
The Seahawks were seeking a difference-making tight end last season when dangling Percy Harvin as trade bait. They finally found one in Graham, who was surprisingly dealt by New Orleans after a fourth consecutive season of at least 85 catches.
Kansas City wide receiver Jeremy Maclin
The Chiefs became the first team without a wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass since the NFL adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978. Maclin should quickly end that drought after signing a monster free-agent contract to leave Philadelphia.
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Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy
Concerns about Hardy’s off-field past were trumped by the Cowboys’ need for an improved pass rush. Dallas is now hoping Hardy’s appeal of a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy succeeds so he can play before November.
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Philadelphia running back DeMarco Murray
Trading RB LeSean McCoy to Buffalo created enough salary-cap space for the Eagles to sign the NFL’s reigning rushing leader away from NFC-East rival Dallas. Murray should be a beast in Philly as well – provided his injury riddled past is behind him.
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Philadelphia quarterback Sam Bradford
The NFL’s biggest offseason gamble could make or break Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Bradford was playing the best football of his NFL career with St. Louis midway through the 2013 season but hasn’t played since because of two knee injuries.
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Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
The impact of hiring Mike Tannenbaum as Miami’s top football executive was felt when the Dolphins snagged Suh with the richest contract ever given to a defensive player. Miami now hopes Suh can make Tom Brady’s life miserable in New England.
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis
The Jets did more than re-sign a future Hall of Famer while hurting a division rival (New England). Revis’ return sends a message that New York is ready to start a new chapter after two disastrous seasons under deposed general manager John Idzik.