Same Stars, Different Teams

The NFL offseason has been hot with star players landing on new teams


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Le’Veon Bell may have been the biggest offseason move after he sat out all of last season.

Donny Robinson, Reporter

Busy would be an understatement when describing this year’s NFL offseason with many teams getting upgrades and some getting downgrades. Star players that have been with franchises forever have changed teams whether it be in trades or free agency.

The biggest move may have been Le’Veon Bell who signed with the New York Jets after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell was absent last season after attempting to hold out against the Steelers in hope for a new contract which never occurred. The Steelers lost another big time player too with the trade of Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. The Steelers were almost forced to trade Brown after he had complained about certain players on the team such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who Brown had reportedly had a ball thrown at his head by the wide receiver.

The two losses to the Steelers have now made them weaker in their division of the AFC North but another team is getting stronger in the Cleveland Browns. The Browns had a huge trade acquiring Jarvis Landry’s old LSU teammate Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham had been playing for the New York Giants who drafted him 12th overall in 2014 from LSU and had dreamed of playing with old college friend Landry and now it has become a reality. Many have predicted that the Browns will win the AFC North and make the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

There are many other players that have changed teams and below will be all who have moved teams by either free agency or trade:


Jordan Howard: Chicago Bears → Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Tannehill: Miami Dolphins → Tennessee Titans

Odell Beckham Jr.: New York Giants → Cleveland Browns

Antonio Brown: Pittsburgh Steelers → Oakland Raiders

Michael Bennett: Philadelphia Eagles → New England Patriots

Case Keenum: Denver Broncos → Washington Redskins

Kelechi Osemele: Oakland Raiders → New York Jets

DeSean Jackson: Tampa Bay → Philadelphia Eagles

Robert Quinn: Miami Dolphins → Dallas Cowboys

Free Agency:

Justin Houston: Kansas City Chiefs → Indianapolis Colts

Golden Tate: Philadelphia Eagles → New York Giants

Earl Thomas: Seattle Seahawks → Baltimore Ravens

Mark Ingram: New Orleans Saints → Baltimore Ravens

Le’Veon Bell: Pittsburgh Steelers → New York Jets

Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles → Jacksonville Jaguars

Tyrann Mathieu: Houston Texans → Kansas City Chiefs

Landon Collins: New York Giants → Washington Redskins

Carlos Hyde: Jacksonville Jaguars → Kansas City Chiefs

Eric Weddle: Baltimore Ravens → Los Angeles Rams

Randall Cobb: Green Bay Packers → Dallas Cowboys

Tevin Coleman: Atlanta Falcons → San Francisco 49ers

Cameron Wake: Miami Dolphins → Tennessee Titans

Dee Ford: Kansas City Chiefs → San Francisco 49ers

Latavius Murray: Minnesota Vikings → New Orleans Saints

Cole Beasley: Dallas Cowboys → Buffalo Bills

Sheldon Richardson: Minnesota Vikings → Cleveland Browns

C.J. Mosely: Baltimore Ravens → New York Giants

Devin Funchess: Carolina Panthers → Indianapolis Colts

Jamison Crowder: Washington Redskins → New York Jets

Danny Amendola: Miami Dolphins → Detroit Lions

Frank Gore: Miami Dolphins → Buffalo Bills

Rodger Saffold: Los Angeles Rams → Tennessee Titans

Kwon Alexander: Tampa Bay Buccaneers → San Francisco 49ers

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Washington Redskins → Chicago Bears

Vontaze Burfict: Cincinnati Bengals → Oakland Raiders

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers → Miami Dolphins

Resignings/Contract Extensions:

Brandon Graham: Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Boyle: Baltimore Ravens

Kenny Vaccaro: Tennessee Titans

Dante Fowler Jr.: Los Angeles Rams

Anthony Barr: Minnesota Vikings

DeVante Parker: Miami Dolphins

Adrian Peterson: Washington Redskins

Teddy Bridgewater: New Orleans Saints

DeMarcus Lawrence: Dallas Cowboys