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2014 Defense average Rankings

Player 2014 average
1

J.J. Watt

Defensive End
$16,667,571
2

Mario Williams

Defensive End
$16,000,000
3

Gerald McCoy

Defensive Tackle
$15,866,667
4

Robert Quinn

Defensive End
$14,253,724
5

Patrick Peterson

Cornerback
$14,010,000
6

Richard Sherman

Cornerback
$14,000,000
7

Joe Haden

Cornerback
$13,500,000
8

Clay Matthews

Outside Linebacker
$13,200,000
9

Greg Hardy

Defensive End
$13,116,000
10

Ndamukong Suh

Defensive Tackle
$12,900,400
11

Charles Johnson

Defensive End
$12,666,667
12

Trent Cole

Outside Linebacker
$12,131,250
13

Haloti Ngata

Defensive Tackle
$12,131,000
14

Chris Long

Defensive End
$12,050,000
15

Darrelle Revis

Cornerback
$12,000,000
16

Tamba Hali

Outside Linebacker
$11,500,000
17

Brian Orakpo

Outside Linebacker
$11,455,000
18

Calais Campbell

Defensive End
$11,000,000
19

Geno Atkins

Defensive Tackle
$10,665,400
20

Junior Galette

Outside Linebacker
$10,375,000
21

Brandon Carr

Cornerback
$10,020,000
22

Patrick Willis

Inside Linebacker
$10,000,000

DeMarcus Ware

Defensive End
$10,000,000

Earl Thomas

Safety
$10,000,000
25

Jason Worilds

Outside Linebacker
$9,754,000
26

Sam Shields

Cornerback
$9,750,000

Johnathan Joseph

Cornerback
$9,750,000

Leon Hall

Cornerback
$9,750,000
29

Lawrence Timmons

Inside Linebacker
$9,559,150
30

Aqib Talib

Cornerback
$9,500,000
31

Navorro Bowman

Inside Linebacker
$9,050,000
32

Vontae Davis

Cornerback
$9,000,000

Jairus Byrd

Safety
$9,000,000

Jurrell Casey

Defensive End
$9,000,000

Robert Mathis

Outside Linebacker
$9,000,000

David Harris

Inside Linebacker
$9,000,000
37

Darnell Dockett

Defensive End
$8,825,000
38

Michael Johnson

Defensive End
$8,750,000

Brian Cushing

Inside Linebacker
$8,750,000
40

Julius Peppers

Outside Linebacker
$8,666,667
41

Everson Griffen

Defensive End
$8,500,000
42

Eric Berry

Safety
$8,340,717
43

Lardarius Webb

Cornerback
$8,333,333
44

James Laurinaitis

Inside Linebacker
$8,300,000
45

Tramon Williams

Cornerback
$8,250,000

Dashon Goldson

Safety
$8,250,000
47

Paul Kruger

Outside Linebacker
$8,100,000
48

Eric Weddle

Safety
$8,000,000

Daryl Washington

Inside Linebacker
$8,000,000

Jared Allen

Defensive End
$8,000,000

Brent Grimes

Cornerback
$8,000,000
52

Carlos Dunlap

Defensive End
$7,874,000
53

DeMeco Ryans

Inside Linebacker
$7,800,000
54

Vince Wilfork

Defensive Tackle
$7,666,667
55

Paul Posluszny

Inside Linebacker
$7,500,000
56

Antrel Rolle

Safety
$7,420,000
57

Donald Butler

Inside Linebacker
$7,400,000
58

Kyle Williams

Defensive Tackle
$7,287,500
59

Jason McCourty

Cornerback
$7,173,333
60

Michael Bennett

Defensive End
$7,125,000
61

Jerod Mayo

Inside Linebacker
$7,121,429
62

Reshad Jones

Safety
$7,003,000
63

Kam Chancellor

Safety
$7,000,502
64

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Cornerback
$7,000,000

Michael Griffin

Safety
$7,000,000

Donte Whitner

Safety
$7,000,000

Sean Lee

Inside Linebacker
$7,000,000

Lamarr Houston

Defensive End
$7,000,000

Dannell Ellerbe

Outside Linebacker
$7,000,000
70

Henry Melton

Defensive Tackle
$6,875,250
71

Jason Hatcher

Defensive End
$6,875,000
72

Desmond Bryant

Defensive End
$6,800,000
73

Ahmad Brooks

Outside Linebacker
$6,733,333
74

Tyvon Branch

Safety
$6,650,000
75

Cameron Wake

Defensive End
$6,640,000
76

Ahtyba Rubin

Defensive Tackle
$6,625,000
77

Arthur Jones

Defensive Tackle
$6,600,000
78

Aaron Williams

Safety
$6,501,961
79

Cliff Avril

Defensive End
$6,500,000
80

Alterraun Verner

Cornerback
$6,437,500
81

Paul Soliai

Defensive Tackle
$6,400,000
82

Chad Greenway

Outside Linebacker
$6,300,000
83

Linval Joseph

Defensive Tackle
$6,250,000

Allen Bailey

Defensive End
$6,250,000
85

Morgan Burnett

Safety
$6,187,500
86

Cortez Allen

Cornerback
$6,150,000
87

Barry Cofield

Defensive Tackle
$6,000,000

William Moore

Safety
$6,000,000

LaRon Landry

Safety
$6,000,000

Connor Barwin

Outside Linebacker
$6,000,000

Karlos Dansby

Inside Linebacker
$6,000,000
92

Mathias Kiwanuka

Defensive End
$5,916,667
93

Troy Polamalu

Safety
$5,875,000
94

Lance Briggs

Outside Linebacker
$5,833,333
95

Cary Williams

Cornerback
$5,666,667

Jon Beason

Inside Linebacker
$5,666,667
97

T.J. Ward

Safety
$5,625,000
98

Tim Jennings

Cornerback
$5,600,000

Brian Robison

Defensive End
$5,600,000

Brandon Browner

Cornerback
$5,600,000