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Looking At The Browns' Highest Base Salaries For 2011 By Position

In an article written by Dawgs By Nature, the base salaries for each position on the Cleveland Browns are investigated, as well as the team’s current salary cap figures:

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A couple of weeks ago, it was said that the Browns had a salary cap figure of $99.2 million. With the release of six veteran players about a week ago, that supposedly knocked $16.24 million off of that amount, which would bring Cleveland to around $82.86 million. If there is a salary cap this season, it might be capped around $135 million.

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If RotoWorld is accurate, then the base salaries only account for $46.57 of that $82.86 million figure. Whether or not those bonuses are earned will come down to if players are still on the team beyond a certain date, so you can almost view it as guaranteed money.

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The highest-paid position on the Browns is the offensive line, thanks to Joe Thomas and Eric Steinbach. Jake Delhomme’s $5 million contract for 2011 inflates the numbers at quarterback. Defensive line and linebacker might seem to have low numbers, but keep in mind that the team released several linemen and have a lot of free agent linebackers.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.