NFL free agency: Five takeaways from the biggest moves on Day 1

NFL free agency began Thursday as a flurry of expected moves were finalized. Then there were a few surprises.

The Browns, Jaguars, Eagles and Ravens were the most active teams as the new league year began at 4 p.m. ET while the Redskins saw several players jump ship.

The biggest surprise was the trade of quarterback Brock Osweiler from Houston to Cleveland in a move that included multiple draft picks.

The Browns, Jaguars, Ravens and Eagles are the early winners as free agency begins while the Redskins and Texans had a rough day.

Here are five takeaways from the first day of free agency.

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The Cubs have added and lost some significant talent this offseason following their World Series title. Key departures from the roster include closer Arolid Chapman and outfielder Dexter Fowler, free agents who left for the Yankees and Cardinals, respectively, and backup catcher David Ross retired.

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Still, winning 13 games is a tall order for any team. The Patriots went 14-2 last season, but have won 12 games or less in six of the last nine years.

Another factor in the Westgate’s decision to open the Pats so high is bookmakers’ anticipation that most people will bet ‘over’.

“We know there’s going to be a lot of public support for the Patriots, there always is,” Westgate manager John Murray told ESPN. “We should see some wiseguy bets on the ‘under’, but we know we’re going to get overwhelmed with Patriots ‘over’ money, so we figure we might as well start them with a high total.”

After the Patriots, the Westgate opened the Packers, Steelers and Seahawks at 10.5 wins apiece. The Browns (4.5) were assigned the lowest win total of all 32 teams.

Based on the Westgate’s numbers, here’s a projected playoff field for the upcoming season, in order of seeding.