How will the best division in football follow up on it's success in 2013? Can Seattle keep Michael Bennett?
Under The Cap
Franchise tag decisions came early in the NFC South, but the Saints and Panthers will want to turn those tags into long-term deals as they try to fill roster holes with minimal salary cap dollars.
One team already has enacted most of it's strategy, another is stuck on the same strategy thanks to its three big contracts, and the Packers and Vikings could go on a spending spree ... if they actually wanted to.
Will the Redskins franchise Brian Orakpo? Where will the Eagles go with Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper? Plus, marvel at the amazing Dallas Cowboys salary cap deficit.
Will Denver choose Eric Decker, or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie? Will Oakland choose Jared Veldheer, or Lamarr Houston? Will San Diego and Kansas City have enough money to choose anybody? Maybe, but Most Likely Not.
Decisions on Alterraun Verner and Vontae Davis headline the AFC South's free agent dilemmas.
The Browns and Bengals will be looking to keep some of their building blocks, while the Ravens and Steelers face dilemmas on some of their old guard.
Our Four Downs series this year will be joined by a series of articles looking at cap space by division. In the AFC East: three teams that could make a splash in free agency. And also the Patriots.
Restructures are the name of the game in the NFC North as every team but Chicago is cutting the salary cap close. Plus: With Finley resigned, does Flynn get franchised?