WITH THE release of the NFL schedule last night, here's a quick look at how the offseason went for the Eagles' 2014 opponents:
2013: 10-6, missed playoffs by one game.
Key signings: T Jared Veldheer (from Raiders), CB Antonio Cromartie (Jets).
Key losses: LB Karlos Dansby (to Browns), WR Andre Roberts (Redskins).
Projected first-round pick (No. 20): CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech.
Quick hit: Larry Fitzgerald's seven TD catches against the Eagles are easily his most against a nondivisional opponent.
2013: 12-4, lost to 49ers in divisional playoffs.
Key signings: DE Greg Hardy (re-signed), S Thomas DeCoud (from Falcons), S Roman Harper (Saints).
Key losses: WR Steve Smith (to Ravens), CB Captain Munnerlyn (Vikings), S Mike Mitchell (Steelers), WR Brandon LaFell (Patriots), WR Ted Ginn (Cardinals).
Projected first-round pick (No. 28): WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State.
Quick hit: It's gonna be odd seeing Jason Avant, a lesser free-agent signing, wearing a Panthers uniform.
2013: 8-8, for the third consecutive playoff-less year.
Key signings: DT Henry Melton (from Bears).
Key losses: LB DeMarcus Ware (to Broncos), DT Jason Hatcher (Redskins).
Projected first-round pick (No. 16): S Calvin Pryor, Louisville.
Quick hit: Look for the Cowboys to draft multiple defensive linemen, possibly even Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald in the first round.
Green Bay Packers
2013: 8-7-1, lost to 49ers in first round of playoffs.
Key signings: DE Julius Peppers (from Bears), DT B.J. Raji (re-signed), DE Mike Neal (re-signed), RB James Starks (re-signed).
Key losses: WR James Jones (to Raiders), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Buccaneers).
Projected first-round pick (No. 21): LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama.
Quick hit: TE Jermichael Finley and DT Ryan Pickett remain unsigned.
2013: 2-14, closed season on 14-game losing streak.
Key signings: S Kendrick Lewis (from Chiefs), TE Garrett Graham (re-signed), RB Andre Brown (Giants), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Titans).
Key losses: TE Owen Daniels (to Ravens), S Daniel Manning (Bengals), DE Antonio Smith (Raiders), RB Ben Tate (Browns), DT Earl Mitchell (Dolphins).
Projected first-round pick (No. 1): DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina.
Quick hit: Will Bill O'Brien's first pick be Clowney, a quarterback or a trade?
2013: 11-5, lost to New England in the division round.
Key signings: CB Vontae Davis
(re-signed), DT Arthur Jones (from Ravens), WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants), LB D'Qwell Jackson (Browns).
Key losses: S Antoine Bethea (to 49ers), RB Donald Brown (Chargers).
Projected first-round pick: None. Traded to Browns for RB Trent Richardson (ugh).
Quick hit: This will be the Colts' 31st season in Indianapolis, which is exactly the number of years the franchise was in Baltimore.
2013: 4-12, another forgettable season for the Jags.
Key signings: DE Chris Clemons (from Seahawks), DE Red Bryant (Seahawks), G Zane Beadles (Broncos), DE Jason Babin (re-signed).
Key losses: RB Maurice Jones-Drew (to Raiders).
Projected first-round pick (No. 3): QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M or LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo.
Quick hit: The Jags have drafted five quarterbacks since coming into the league in 1995 and are 0-for-5. The list: Blaine Gabbert, Byron Leftwich, David Garrard, Jonathan Quinn and Rob Johnson.
New York Giants
2013: 7-9, not terrible considering an 0-6 start.
Key signings: CB Walter Thurmond (from Seahawks), LB Jameel
McClain (Ravens), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Broncos), RB Rashad Jennings (Raiders), LB Jon Beason (re-signed).
Key losses: DT Linval Joseph (to Vikings), DE Justin Tuck (Raiders), WR Hakeem Nicks (Raiders).
Projected first-round pick (No. 12): T Taylor Lewan, Michigan.
Quick hit: The Giants cleaned some major house by signing 15 new players.
San Francisco 49ers
2013: 12-4, lost memorable NFC Championship Game to Seattle.
Key signings: S Antoine Bethea (from Colts), CB Chris Cook (Vikings), WR Anquan Boldin (re-signed).
Key losses: S Donte Whitner (to Browns), CB Carlos Rogers (Raiders), CB Tarell Brown (Raiders).
Projected first-round pick (No. 30): CB Jason Verrett, Texas Christian.
Quick hit: T Jonathan Martin, bullied by teammate Richie Incognito out of Miami, was acquired in a March trade.
2013: 13-3, overwhelmed Denver to win their first Super Bowl.
Key signings: WR Sidney Rice (re-signed), DT Tony McDaniel (re-signed).
Key losses: WR Golden Tate (to Lions), DE Chris Clemons (Jaguars), CB Walter Thurmond (Giants), CB Brandon Browner (Patriots).
Projected first-round pick (No. 32): G Xavier Su'A-Filo, UCLA.
Quick hit: Besides the Giants, the last time the Eagles played the defending champions was when they lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl following the 2004 season.
St. Louis Rams
2013: 7-9, but showed more signs of improving.
Key signings: T Rodger Saffold (re-signed), WR Kenny Britt (from
Titans), DT Alex Carrington (Bills).
Key losses: CB Cortland Finnegan (to Dolphins)
Projected first-round pick (No. 2, from Redskins): T Jake Matthews, Texas A&M or T Greg Robinson, Auburn.
Projected first-round pick (No. 13): S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Quick hit: Jake Matthews' dad, Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, played eight seasons for current Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
2013: 7-9, replaced coach Mike Munchak with Ken Whisenhunt.
Key signings: DE Shaun Phillips (from Broncos), LB Wesley Woodyard (Broncos), T Michael Oher (Ravens), RB Dexter McCluster (Chiefs).
Key losses: RB Chris Johnson (to Jets), CB Alterraun Verner (Buccaneers), WR Kenny Britt (Rams), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Texans).
Projected first-round pick (No. 11): LB Anthony Barr, UCLA.
Quick hit: The last running back to lead the team in rushing before the
departed Chris Johnson was LenDale White in 2007.
2013: 3-13, replaced coach Mike Shanahan with Jay Gruden.
Key signings: LB Brian Orakpo (re-signed), WR DeSean Jackson (from Eagles), DT Jason Hatcher (Cowboys), WR Andre Roberts (Cardinals).
Key losses: None.
Projected first-round pick: None. Traded it in deal to acquire QB Robert Griffin III.
Quick hit: How DeSean Jackson fares will be among the most interesting story lines for two franchises this season.