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Lions send defensive tackle C.J. Mosley home from London

...Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position.McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-25/lions-send-defensive-tackle-c
For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

...was sidelined frequently by injuries and illness.Then there were Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, two of the highest-paid players on the team.Uggla was hitting .162 when he was cut in mid-July, forcing the Braves to eat the remainder of his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/braves-shaky-future-afte
Los Angeles Dodgers end New York Yankees' run as top spenders in baseball

...852 of his $25 million salary ? 21 days pay for the 183-day season.Greinke would have become the highest-paid player, even if Rodriguez was getting all his cash.The pitcher has a $24 million salary in the second season of his $147...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-25/los-angeles-dodgers-end-
Braves' Gonzalez shakes up slumping lineup

...He's not benched," Gonzalez snapped. "He's just not playing today."But Uggla, one of the team's most highly paid players, was clearly upset by his lack of playing time."Nobody tells me anything anymore," he said. "I come to the field...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-05/braves-gonzalez-shakes-s
Byron Scott doesn't see Lakers' return to contention as 'long process'

...built around soon-to-be 36-year-old Kobe Bryant, who is coming off major injuries as the NBA's highest-paid player. Title contention seems distant to most pragmatic folks, particularly in the tough Western Conference.But don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-29/byron-scott-doesnt-see-lakers
AL Spring Training Capsules

...with Bud Norris by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract. The 27-year-old right-hander is the highest paid player on the team with a payroll of about $25 million. Houston continued slashing its payroll last week when it traded veteran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-02-09/al-spring-training-capsu
Flacco gets top dollar to stay in Baltimore

...reported that the Ravens will pay Flacco $120.6 million over six years, making the 28-year-old the highest-paid player in NFL history.Flacco played out his rookie contract last season for $6.76 million and led Baltimore to the NFL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-03-01/flacco-gets-top-dollar-st
Aaron Rodgers contract could be NFL's highest

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are getting closer to a long-term contract extension that would make the star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, league sources told ESPN.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-03-28/aaron-rodgers-contract-could-be-n
Matt Ryan 'not too worried' about contract talks

...six-year deals worth at least $100 million. As the most recent Super Bowl winner, Flacco became the game's highest-paid player with his $120.6 million deal.Dimitroff has said Ryan "isn't worried about it right now because he knows there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-04-15/matt-ryan-not-too-worried-abo
Former Detroit Lion Titus Young arrested for third time in a week

...side of Rodgers. Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million extension last month that made him the NFL's highest-paid player.PANTHERS: Offensive coordinator Mike Shula believes Cam Newton is ready to take a big step forward entering this third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-05-12/former-detroit-lion-titus-you