By the Money: Detroit Lions Player Salaries in 2010, and Fun Facts

July 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Have you ever wondered how much Jeff Backus gets paid to pad the opposing teams sack total? Or how much your favorite player makes? Or who the highest and lowest paid player on the team is? Well you are about to find out, but lets cover a few things first.
Once the NFL owners opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), that immediately meant two things. First off, there is no salary cap in 2010. Second, there will be no football after 2010 if a new CBA isn't reached.
As of right now a new CBA has not been agreed upon and that does mean that a potential lockout is looming for 2011, but that is a totally different topic of discussion.
It's no secret the Lions have been spending money this season. Just the additions of high profile free agents Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nate Burleson alone coast the Lions a total of $51 million dollars over the next five years.
I have carefully researched the Lions salary cap for 2010. The complexity of an NFL salary...

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