What was the top offseason move in the AFC East?
We've hit a rare dead period in the NFL, when all the teams have sent their players home to enjoy the summer for a few weeks. Offseason programs are complete. Training camps will begin at the end of the month.
Perfect time to review all of the offseason moves. With activity slowed to a crawl, we can safely evaluate the ones that should have the most impact on the upcoming season.
I've taken five decisions from each AFC East club and ranked them based on how important they'll prove to be in 2010.
But this list merely is to provide a reminder of what has happened the past few months. I'd like to see your list in the comments section below. Nominate your favorite move, give me your top five or rank them all.
NOTE: I was remiss in leaving out one of the bigger moves, but thanks to some friendly reminders in the comments section, I have corrected the list by inserting the Dolphins' switch at defensive coordinator at No. 4.
1. Dolphins trade two second-round draft picks for receiver Brandon Marshall.
2. Jets trade a third-round pick for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
3. Patriots use franchise tag to ensure nose tackle Vince Wilfork's return.
4. Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and hire Mike Nolan.
5. Dolphins sign inside linebacker Karlos Dansby.
6. Bills name Buddy Nix general manager and hire head coach Chan Gailey.
7. Jets trade a fifth-round pick for receiver Santonio Holmes.
8. Bills switch to 3-4 defense.
10. Bills draft Clemson running back C.J. Spiller ninth overall.
12. Dolphins move Randy Starks from defensive end to nose tackle.
13. Patriots sign defensive end Gerard Warren.
15. Patriots release outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.
16. Dolphins release outside linebacker Joey Porter.
17. Bills sign defensive end Dwan Edwards.
19. Bills sign inside linebacker Andra Davis.
20. Patriots sign receiver Torry Holt.