Here are the top 15 scheduled base salaries in the NFC South for this season.
Reggie Bush, Saints, $11.8 million
Matt Ryan, Falcons, $10.25 million
Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers, $8.259 million
John Abraham, Falcons, $8 million
Drew Brees, Saints, $7.394 million
Donald Penn, Buccaneers, $7.2 million
Steve Smith, Panthers $7 million
Chris Gamble, Panthers, $6.244 million
Jordan Gross Panthers $6 million
Will Smith, Saints, $6 million
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, $5.75 million
Dunta Robinson, Falcons, $5.5 million
Travelle Wharton, Panthers, $5.4 million
Jonathan Vilma, Saints, $5.13 million
Michael Turner, Falcons, $5 million
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Via ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas
Yes, you read that correctly. As it stands now, Reggie is the most expensive player in the NFC South. In a way, its a blessing. At least it’s abundantly clear (even to him) that he needs a pay cut.

Edit: @Hamsterpants I think you overstated that just a hair…Reggie’s only 25 or 26, which isn’t old at all for a running back, it’s closer to his prime than not.  He has that contract because he was the second overall pick and both he and the Saints have recognized that as soon as the lockout is over, they’ll renegotiate (I’m convinced he stays).
And for what it’s worth, I enjoy the fact that he makes more than Matt Ryan.

Here are the top 15 scheduled base salaries in the NFC South for this season.

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Via ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas

Yes, you read that correctly. As it stands now, Reggie is the most expensive player in the NFC South. In a way, its a blessing. At least it’s abundantly clear (even to him) that he needs a pay cut.

Edit: @Hamsterpants I think you overstated that just a hair…Reggie’s only 25 or 26, which isn’t old at all for a running back, it’s closer to his prime than not.  He has that contract because he was the second overall pick and both he and the Saints have recognized that as soon as the lockout is over, they’ll renegotiate (I’m convinced he stays).

And for what it’s worth, I enjoy the fact that he makes more than Matt Ryan.

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  7. hamsterpantsworld said: Bush is not worth the money. He’s getting a little aged as a go-to running back (and I realize the Saints do use a two-back system, but still), it does not compute that he makes more than Matt Ryan or Michael Turner. They need to fix that shit.
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