5 biggest winners of NFL free agency

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2. Tennessee Titans

The Titans made a big splash by signing cornerback Malcolm Butler to a five-year, $61 million deal ($30 million guaranteed). Then they followed up by signing another former Patriot, running back Dion Lewis, to a four-year deal amid rumors 25 percent of the league was interested in him.

Tennessee supplemented those two significant moves by retaining guard Josh Kline and defensive end DaQuan Jones for some continuity. A team that won a Wild Card playoff game  has a new head coach in Mike Vrabel, but the roster does not need an overhaul.

The release of Matt Cassel means the Titans need to find an experienced backup quarterback, with Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson currently in place behind Marcus Mariota. But that can be still get done, as veteran backups look for a home now.

The Titans have made the most of what have been fairly few moves thus far. Decisions to cut Cassel and running back DeMarco Murray were obvious for salary cap reasons, and two-down linebacker Avery Williamson found greener pastures elsewhere in free agency.  All in all, Tennessee is a free agency winner.