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Washington Redskins rank 153rd in ESPN salary survey

The Washington Redskins rank 153rd out of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players.

The Redskins' average annual player salary is $2.1 million. The franchise’s total player payroll of $108.8 million ranks 49th.

Washington ranked 17th in the NFL in their spending per player, but the Redskins trailed only Philadelphia in the NFC East. New York was 157th while Dallas was 175th overall – only the New York Jets were lower among the NFL teams. The Cowboys spent $1.8 million per player, a 4.4 percent decrease over the previous season. The Cowboys, because of cap issues, had to let some players go and they didn’t have a lot of money to spend on free agents.

The Redskins rose five spots from a year ago, most likely due to not being handcuffed by any salary cap penalties. They were able to spend a little more, as they could this offseason as well, increasing their spending per player by 13.6 percent.