Highest-Paid Players Are Earning Their Keep


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Investment = expectation.

This is how life in the National Football League works, where general managers fully expect their highest-paid employees to also be their best players.

Is that happening in Green Bay? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’, which is one of the several reasons the Packers are off to a 7-2 start.

Of the 10 Packers who count the most against the salary cap this season, nine have given Green Bay a terrific return on its investment.

According to Spotrac, Green Bay’s adjusted salary cap is $197,085,426. The Packers have spent $187,361,858 on contracts, injured reserve money, reserve/PUP money, dead money and the practice squad.

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