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Market will only get worse for RBs

While there's still on-field value for RBs, it no longer translates into big contracts

Originally Published: April 21, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

While running backs should be concerned with their decreased usage in today's NFL, what really should scare them is the diminishing contracts these players are signing.

In the past two weeks, we saw former Pro Bowler Chris Johnson go from $13.5 million a year in Tennessee to $4 million with the New York Jets. And that deal is $500,000 a year more than any other back received as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Looking ahead, the market is going to get worse for running ...

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