2017 offseason grades, lingering questions for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters evaluate the offseason for every team, detailing moves they liked, didn’t like and what’s still to come as training camps near. Click the links after each team to view the full posts.

Grade: A-minus

Buffalo Bills: When the Bills fired former coach Rex Ryan, owner Terry Pegula sought a new coach who in many ways would be the opposite of Ryan. The Bills believe they have that in Sean McDermott. Read more.

New England Patriots: The Patriots have reloaded to try to win a third Super Bowl in a four-year span. Their aggressive approach has some asking if this year’s attack could rival the team’s record-setting 2007 offense. Read more.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs had two clear goals this offseason: get more speed on offense and get more physical on defense. Read more.


Grade: B-plus

Arizona Cardinals: The most compelling offseason goal was to get past last season’s underwhelming and underperforming 7-8-1 record. For the most part, Arizona did that. Read more.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns bolstered the offensive line in free agency, added three players in the first round of the draft and filled in needs here and there with some other smart additions. Read more.

Indianapolis Colts: GM Chris Ballard cleaned house on the Colts’ aging, slow defense by releasing or not re-signing unproductive players like Art Jones, Trent Cole and Patrick Robinson. Read more.

Los Angeles Chargers: New Chargers coach Anthony Lynn sought to create some comradery and chemistry in his initial work with his new players. Mission accomplished. Read more.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins entered the offseason hoping to improve their 29th-ranked defense. Their moves paid early dividends, as Miami’s team speed on defense and ability to create turnovers are already showing. Read more.


Grade: B

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons didn’t need to make many significant changes coming off an unexpected Super Bowl run, but they did want to establish quality depth while getting stronger up front. Read more.

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