Thank you MadJack; furthermore CFLvsNFL -débutant?- does not seem to know that the active rosters are 46 players,not 42; yes,only a maximum of 42 players can dress/play,but the other 4 players on reserve are paid; while there are 46 active players, the salaries of players on 1 game injury list are part of/applied against the SMS,contrary to players on 9 games injury list;finally, amounts paid to players on practice rosters are also part of/applied against the SMS or Salary Management System.
Taking all these numbers into account,i.e. 46 players on active rosters,a season average of 4.5 players on 1 game injury list and a season average of 2.5 equivalent players on practive rosters,I come/came to an average of 53 players per Team. Note: Players on practice rosters receive roughly an average of $700.00 to $800.00 a game/week; since there can be as many as 12 players on practice rosters for 4 weeks,in the fall, and 7 for rest of season,explains how I have a season average /season equivalent of 2.5 players. By the play, when the League distribute Post-Season Compensation to Teams in playoffs,this distribution is based on 53 players; for instance,Toronto received $1,219,000 or $23,000 x53; Calgary $795,000 or $15,000 x 53,BC and Montreal $371,000 each Team or $7,000 x 53 and Saskatchewan and Edmonton received $180,000 for each Team or $3,400 x 53. In total the League distributed $3,116,200.00 to the 6 Teams in playoffs. Teams then pay there players.
When I come/ came with an average of $81,000 per player, it is/ was based on total Cap of $4,350,000.00 in 2012, divided by 53,which gives an average of $82,075. I rounded it to $81,000, knowing that Teams don't have to spend the whole amount. It could be higher or lower,but it is in the vicinity of $80,000.00. Based on this average and taking into account Post Season Compensation, Toronto players averaged roughly $104,000 in 2012,Calgary players $96,000 and so on.
Sorry for the length of my details,but it is important to have the real/exact facts.
Have a nice day.