A few significant deals were struck in free agency today:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The most notable deal struck today was the Denver Broncos and their decision to match the Dolphins offer and retain CJ Anderson’s services. Anderson was instrumental to the Broncos success in the postseason and the stand out running back was also a big reason the Broncos were able to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy last season. Anderson sets the tone for the Broncos in the running game and losing him would of put a lot of pressure on Mark Sanchez should he emerge as the team’s starter. By keeping Anderson in Denver the Broncos will be able to maintain their ground and pound style of play. This was the right move for the team and you have to give credit to Elway for keeping his top rusher on the roster.

The next deal on the list is the Baltimore Ravens and their acquisition of Mike Wallace. Wallace heads to Baltimore after a season in Minnesota and it appears Wallace is not too happy about the time he spent in Viking land stating that “he had to play with a proven QB”. That comment is a subtle slight against Vikings starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and we’ll see if Wallace’s insight pays off for him in 2016, now that he is paired with Joe Flacco.

The Patriots traded Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for Jonathan Cooper and a second round draft pick. The Pats then turned around and signed Chris Long to a 1 year deal too help limit the loss of Jones. Chris long has recorded 54.5 career sacks over his 8 year career. He will definitely come in and help upgrade that Patriots defense. The team also gets stronger on the offensive line and adds another pick to the mix. A good move since the team got docked their first round draft pick this year because of Deflategate. With maneuvering like this it’s been another great offseason for New England.

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