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Matt Forte Big news this week in the NFL – Ray Rice got paid by the Baltimore Ravens and Matt Forte finally got hooked up by the Chicago Bears…. That puts these two guys in the mix of highest paid running backs in the NFL. The question is; who are the actual highest paid backs in the league… Hit the jump to check it out…  
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The Man Got Paid

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