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The 10 Most Overpaid Players in the NFL
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Some players in the National Football League should be arrested for robbery.

While players like Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins and Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers play for comparative peanuts while putting up Pro Bowl numbers, some veterans fatten their bank accounts while accomplishing very little on the field.

They are the NFL's most overpaid players.

In the interest of objectivity, two criteria were used to determine the NFL's biggest gold-diggers.

First, a player had to average more than $10 million in annual salary according to Spotrac (subscription required). No penny-ante crooks here, folks. We're talking grand larceny.

Second, all of the players listed here graded outside the top 20 at their position in 2012 according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

In other words, they're getting paid like elite players, but they aren't performing like them.

However, there is one exception to that second caveat on this list, and he kicks things off.

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