Here are the best NFL free agents for 2015, according to NFL.com
Happy New League Year, football fans.
Day One of the 2015 NFL season is in the books, and so is the first wave of free agency.
Beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the market opened as players decided if they were going, staying or, in some cases, retiring. Others are still to be determined, and we'll see what is in store for them in the coming days and weeks.
But for now, here is a look at the splashes that are shaping free agency so far:
1. Historic day of trades.
The window opened, and the football world was immediately hit with a barrage of trades. The St. Louis Rams acquired quarterback Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford and a fifth-round pick in the upcoming draft. St. Louis also received Philadelphia's fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and a second-round pick in 2016, the Rams announced Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they agreed to acquire Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and their first-round draft pick (31st overall) in 2015 in exchange for Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and the Saints' fourth-round pick this year. The Detroit Lions also gave up their fourth- and fifth-round picks for five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, pending a physical.
2. Chip's plan.
Before the Foles trade happened, Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly was already overhauling his roster for the future, releasing linebacker Trent Cole, cornerback Cary Williams, guard Todd Herremans and tight end James Casey. That was before the Eagles traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Meanwhile, Philadelphia also re-signed quarterback Mark Sanchez, agreed to terms with linebacker Brandon Graham and signed free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell from the Seattle Seahawks.
3. Gore turns to Indianapolis.
Former 49ers running back and five-time Pro Bowler Frank Gore signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts. Gore was San Francisco's all-time leader in career rushing attempts (2,442), yards (11,073), touchdowns (64), 1,000-yard seasons (eight) and 100-yard games (38). Gore is the 11th player in NFL history to record at least eight 1,000-yard seasons and currently ranks second among all active NFL players in rushing attempts and yards and fifth in touchdowns.