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Raiders will regret spending millions on 'average' Hall

The NFL's new math is mind-boggling: Average DBs are landing contracts of nearly $100 million. DeAngelo Hall's deal with the Raiders is one recent example, writes Sal Paolantonio.

Originally Published: April 19, 2008
By Sal Paolantonio | ESPN.com

The NFL's new math is mind-boggling: $80 million for Nate Clements, $59.5 million for Asante Samuel, $70 million for DeAngelo Hall.

What do those three players have in common besides a bank account now flush with cash? They are all cornerbacks. And as pro football's offseason transitions from free agency to the draft, paying that kind of unprecedented dough for that position is at the heart of an increasingly contentious debate. So, let's leap into this argument.

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