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Release or Re-sign: Ryan Diem:

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We take a look at some of the highest-salaried players for 2007, their numbers for 2008, and analyze if the Colts could be better off without that player -- or if his production and the quality of his backup compensate for his cap number. The first player on the list is Ryan Diem.

In terms of salary for 2007, Diem ranked sixth overall on the Colts roster.  He was behind such stars as Wayne, Harrison, Manning, and Mathis, as well as Raheem Brock, but sixth overall and with a total salary of a little over $8 million, it's safe to say that he was a high-priced contributor and certainly making a large amount for a right tackle. When Diem first signed a 7-year deal worth...

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