AFC East free-agent update

A look at what the Steelers' 2016 opponents from the AFC East Division have been up to in free agency:


DT Stefan Charles (Detroit), DE Mario Williams (cut/Miami), CB Leodis McKelvin (Philadelphia), CB Ron Brooks (Philadelphia), WR Chris Hogan (New England), LB Nigel Bradham (Philadelphia).
Arrived: S Robert Blanton (Minnesota), TE Jim Dray (Cleveland).
Re-signed: OT Cordy Glenn (franchise tag), G Richie Incognito, WR Leonard Hankerson, OT Jordan Mills.
Bottom Line: The Bills retained the services of three players who started a combined 37 games on their offensive line (Glenn 16, Incognito 16 and Mills five after coming over from the Lions' practice squad). Buffalo lost prominent special-teams contributors in Brooks, Hogan and RB Boobie Dixon (cut). Blanton performed well on special teams in Minnesota.

Departed: DE Olivier Vernon (New York Giants), RB Lamar Miller (Houston), DE Derrick Shelby (Atlanta), CB Brent Grimes (cut/Tampa Bay), DE Quinton Coples (cut/Los Angeles), WR Rishard Matthews (Tennessee).
Arrived: S Isa Abdul-Quddus (Detroit), OT Jermon Bushrod (cut/Chicago), DE Mario Williams (cut/Buffalo), DE Adrian Branch (Jacksonville), OT Sam Young (Jacksonville).
Re-signed: C Jacques McClendon, QB Matt Noore.
Bottom Line: The Dolphins believe they've found a player on the rise in Abdul-Quddus, who originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie and spent three years with New Orleans and then moved on to Detroit, where he started 12 games the last two seasons (eight in 2015). Coples, the 16th overall pick in 2012,played six games for the Dolphins last season after coming over from the Jets. Williams, the first overall pick in 2006, had 96 sacks in 10 seasons with Houston and Buffalo (five in 15 games for the Bills last season).


Steelers agreed to terms with TE Ladarius Green on a 4 year contract. Photos by AP.

DT Akiem Hicks (Chicago), WR Brandon LaFell (Cincinnati), DT Sealver Siliga (Seattle), DB Tavon Wilson (Detroit).
Arrived: DE Chris Long (cut/St. Louis), TE Clay Harbor (Jacksonville), WR Nate Washington (Houston), LB Ramon Humber (cut/New Orleans), DE Frank Kearse (Washington), LB Shea McClellin (Chicago), WR Chris Hogan (Buffalo), DB E.J. Biggers (Philadelphia).
Re-signed: FB James Devlin, DB Nate Ebner, OT LaAdrian Waddle.
Bottom Line: Long, 31, started 95 games and piled up 54.5 sacks after becoming the No. 2 overall pick in 2008 (St. Louis), but he's been injury plagued the last two seasons (11 combined starts). Washington joins his third team since last playing for the Steelers in 2008 and lands in New England with career totals of 458 catches, 6,954 receiving yards and 44 touchdown receptions.

Departed: RB Chris Ivory (Jacksonville), LB Demario Davis (Cleveland), DL Damon Harrison (New York Giants), S Antonio Allen (Houston), WR Jeremy Kerley (cut/Detroit), CB Darrin Walls (Detroit).
Arrived: DL Steve McLendon (Pittsburgh), RB Matt Forte (Chicago), DL Jarvis Jenkins (Chicago), DB Darryl Morris (Houston), RB Khiry Robinson (New Orleans).
Re-signed: LB Erin Henderson, RB Bilal Powell, TE Zach Sudfeld.
Bottom Line: New York is becoming a popular destination through Chicago. After acquiring WR Brandon Marshall from the Bears in 2015 the Jets brought Forte and Jenkins aboard this offseason. Forte rushed for 8,602 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry during his eight seasons in Chicago. Jenkins is a former second-round pick (Washington) in 2011.

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