By Ed Morgans @writered21 on March 14, 2014
For all the hype over the opening of NFL Free Agency, there was no shortage of action on the second day. While DeMarcus Ware signing with the Denver Broncos was the biggest news, several teams made big splashes on Day 2. Here are grades for the second-day signings during NFL Free Agency,
David Johnson may provide some roster depth in San Diego, but he wasn't a key figure in Pittsburgh and doesn't figure to be for the Chargers either.
With Calvin Johnson already established and Golden Tate also signed, it's not clear why Detroit signed Kevin Ogletree. It's almost as if Matt Millen is still in charge and Detroit is Receiver-ville.
Brought in for offensive line depth, it's not clear if Shawn Lauvao is going to be a starter for the Washington Redskins, who are once again making a big splash in free agency.
From Josh Freeman to Mike Glennon to Josh McCown, it really doesn't appear the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any idea how to fix their problems at quarterback.
Losing DeMarcus Ware and adding Terrell McClain is not a win for the Dallas Cowboys.
An average signing at safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Mitchell will replace Ryan Clark at safety alongside Troy Polamalu.
With an unsettled situation at running back, the New York Giants hope Rashad Jennings can help. But his 733 yards last year with Oakland might have been a fluke.
It's always hard to judge an acquisition in free agency when, like Earl Mitchell, they come from a team as bad as last year's Houston Texans.
Corey Graham was part of a trio of Day 2 signings for the Buffalo Bills.
The Cleveland Browns were very busy on Day 2 of free agency and Isaiah Trufant should help in the secondary against division-rival quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco.
The Kansas City Chiefs weren't very busy on Day 2, but Joe Mays could help them defensively. Kansas City will be Mays' fourth NFL team.
Andre Roberts was a former third-round pick of Arizona who caught 182 passes for 2,123 yards in four seasons in the dessert.
Chris Williams played a full season for just the second time in his six-year career in 2013. The Buffalo Bills may have gotten a steal if he stays healthy.
Much like Pittsburgh's signing of Mike Mitchell, San Francisco acquired Antoine Bethea to replace the departed safety Donte Whitner.
Traditionally, it's not a bad idea to take an offensive lineman from the Denver Broncos when you can. Jacksonville tried that on Day 2 of free agency by signing Zane Beadles.
If given a chance and significant carries, Jonathan Dwyer could be a really nice acquisition for the Arizona Cardinals. Dwyer showed flashes for Pittsburgh but struggled for first-team reps.
Buffalo will be the third stop in the career of linebacker Keith Rivers. He has 275 tackles in six seasons but should be in his prime at age 28 when the season starts.
Safety M.D. Jennings made a career-high 56 solo tackles last year for Green Bay (74 total). He'll help Chicago's secondary and gets a higher grade since Chicago got him from its biggest rival.
Donte Whitner adds a big (and needed) helping of toughness to the Cleveland defense. The rest of the AFC North won't be happy to see him lurking over the middle.
Of the tackles that made it to free agency, Branden Albert was the most sought after talent and the Miami Dolphins did great to scoop him up.
Dexter McCluster was used mostly as a pass receiver in Kansas City, catching 105 passes the last two seasons. His speed and hands will be a nice addition to the Tennessee offense.
Golden Tate will make Detroit better in two ways - one, he adds a receiving threat, and two, defenses can't concentrate on Calvin Johnson quite as much, which will be dangerous.
Cleveland getting Karlos Dansby is a major surprise. The Browns really upgraded their defense on Day 2 of free agency, and Dansby can be the leader this group has lacked in past years.
It cost Denver million in guaranteed money, but DeMarcus Ware is a huge acquisition for the AFC champions. Ware has 117 career sacks in nine seasons and he's forced 32 fumbles. The fact that Dallas cut him is laughable, but the idea that Denver got him is no joke.
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