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    NFL's Most Underpaid Players

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5068128?GT1=7409

    10. C Hank Fraley, Philadelphia Eagles
    2004: $650k salary; $854k cap value
    2005: $650k salary; $854k estimated cap value

    9. LB Steve Foley, San Diego Chargers
    2004: $535k salary; $954k cap value
    2005: $540k salary; $1.6 million estimated cap value

    8. C LeCharles Bentley, New Orleans Saints
    2004: $380k salary, $771k cap value
    2005: $455k salary; $850k estimated cap value

    7. WR Deion Branch, New England Patriots
    2004: $380k salary; $589k cap value
    2005: $455k salary; $664k estimated cap value


    6. RB Mike Anderson, Tatum Bell, Denver Broncos
    2004: $535k salary; $790k cap value (Anderson)
    $230k salary; $611k cap value (Bell)
    2005: $540k salary; $795k estimated cap value (Anderson)
    $305k salary; $688k cap value (Bell)


    5. DT Marcus Stroud, John Henderson, Jacksonville Jaguars
    2004: $505k salary; $1.9 million cap value (Stroud)
    $545k salary; $2.0 million cap value (Henderson)

    2005: $540k salary; $1.9 million estimated cap value (Stroud)
    $789k salary, $2.3 million cap value (Henderson)


    4. DE Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts
    2004: $305k salary; $352k cap value
    2005: $380k salary; $427k estimated cap value


    3. TE Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
    2004: $305k salary; $477k cap value
    2005: $380k salary; $552k estimated cap value


    2. New England Patriots offensive line
    2005: $7.0 million combined estimated cap value


    1. QB Jake Plummer, Denver Broncos
    2004: $660k salary; $1.7 million cap value
    2005: $665k salary; $1.7 million estimated cap value

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    this is a perfect example of major media not know what the heck is going on.

    Hank Fraley was replaced admirably last night by Jamaal Jackson. He's not that good.

    The Pats OL looks so good because Brady has the quickest release since Marino and is smart enough to know when to get rid of it. They aren't that good.

    Plummer may be underpaid now but he got a large bonus when he signed and will get alot more salary in the future (the author admits this and still puts him #1). There are some guys on that list like Bentley and Stoud that are going to get huge contracts and soon.

    Overall a decent read but not as indepth as it should be. Guys like Kerry Rhodes playing on a 4th round contract who has started all year is one of the most underpaid players in the league and the league actually makes adjustments at the end of the year to compensate rookies that outplayed their deal. Erik Coleman was #1 on that list last year.

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    It's amazing to talk about people making a half million dollars a year as "underpaid".

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    Erik Coleman should be on that list. Although wasn't he given the maximum amount given out by the league to an overachieving player that is still make a rookie salary???

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    5. DT Marcus Stroud, John Henderson, Jacksonville Jaguars
    2004: $505k salary; $1.9 million cap value (Stroud)
    $545k salary; $2.0 million cap value (Henderson)

    2005: $540k salary; $1.9 million estimated cap value (Stroud)
    $789k salary, $2.3 million cap value (Henderson)
    Stroud got a brand new contract earlier this year with over $13M in guarantees, including a roster bonus of $3M+ that entirely hit the Jags cap this year, and a signing bonus prorated on top of that, resulting in a cap hit of over $5M.

    This author estimated the hit at $1.9M.

    That's a terrible mistake to make in an article of this nature and calls into question everything else that was written. The media and the salary cap prove once again to be a pretty poor mix.

    Five million dollars of the more than $13 million in guaranteed money in the contract will pass through the Jaguars' books in 2005, and more than $8 million of amortization will have been extinguished in the first two years.
    http://www.jaguars.com/Story/4308.asp

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    On the Jets, Erik Coleman deserves a mention.

    Jake Plummer is NOT underpaid.

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