NFL's most overpaid defensive players for 2010 -- By Gregg Rosenthal
Canty came over from Dallas and was a huge bust in the Giants' 4-3 defense. Especially at $4.5 million.
For a few million more than his $24.6 million payday, perhaps Haynesworth would willingly play nose tackle for the Redskins.
The former No. 8 overall pick plays many positions along the defensive line, all of them poorly. But the Falcons still must pay his $3.165 million tab.
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Detroit's shelling out a pretty penny ($10 million) for a guy who's best attribute is character.
Only the Lions' defense is thin enough to keep Peterson at the steep price of $7.5 million.
Green Bay pays Hawk $4.6 million to split playing time at linebacker with Brandon Chillar.
The Cardinals will pay the big-mouthed, high-mileage linebacker $5.75 million. This won't end well.
The Dolphins are giving this old cornerback $5.2 million. And it's all guaranteed!
It's not a great sign when you are vastly overpaid ($5.75 million) coming off your best season. But hey, that's the Raiders for you.
The beginning of the end for cornerbacks? There are rumors the 49ers will move their $6 million man to safety.
Self-made hype really can work. It convinced the Redskins to pay the overrated cornerback $18 million this season.