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NFL Free Agency Day 2 Roundup: Eric Decker to the Jets; Darrelle Revis Joins The Patriots

Day 2 in free agency closely rivaled that of Day 1, as the top wide receiver came off the market and a number of previously released veterans found home with contenders.

Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis

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Day 2 in free agency closely rivaled that of Day 1, as the top wide receiver came off the market and a number of previously released veterans found home with contenders. Here’s a roundup of all the acton:

Quarterbacks

Apparently, the most coveted free-agent quarterback on the market was Josh McCown, who thrived in his stint with the Chicago Bears last season. Now he’s been signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and already anointed the starter ahead of second-year player Mike Glennon.

Read C.D. Carter’s take on Josh McCown’s fantasy prospects for next season

Wide Receiver

The top wide receiver available this offseason was Eric Decker, and he found a home with one of the teams most desperate for pass-catchers. The New York Jets inked Decker to a midnight deal worth $36.25 million over five years, giving second-year quarterback Geno Smith a much-needed No. 1 wide receiver.

The Detroit Lions found a counterpart opposite Calvin Johnson. The team signed Golden Tate away from the Seattle Seahawks and gave him a five-year, $31 million deal. The team also re-upped with Kevin Ogletree.

Offensive Tackle

An interesting development in the tackle shuffle occurred late Wednesday evening. After failing a physical with the Oakland Raiders, Rodger Saffold returned to the market for what seems like a second before re-signing with the St. Louis Rams on a five-year pact.

The Jets already took a piece away from the AFC champs, then they turned their attention to a Super Bowl champ, nabbing Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini to help fill the void left by Austin Howard, now a Raider.

Linebacker

Power shifted again in the AFC as the Broncos signed another talented veteran to their defense. After being released by the Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware earned a three-year, $30 million contract from Denver and will be a part of a front seven that includes Von Miller. He joins Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward as signature defensive additions this offseason.

After being traded away from the Carolina Panthers early during the 2013 season, Jon Beason made his impact felt with the New York Giants. The team rewarded him by issuing a multiyear deal to control manning the middle of the defense. Former Bronco Joe Mays signed a two-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, and D.J. Williams re-signed for another season with the Chicago Bears.

Cornerback

Just as anticipated, it didn’t take long for Darrelle Revis to find a home after being released. The All-Pro corner signed a one-year, $12 million pact with the New England Patriots to fill the void left by Talib, who changed alliances Tuesday when he joined the Broncos.

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