Titans’ Jeffrey Siemens says no attention is being paid to expansion despite not practicing in the mini-camp

Tennessee Titans star defensive tackle Jeffrey Siemens is on track to become the highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL – if we are to give Aaron Donald a discount. Became the defensive leader of the Los Angeles Rams. The highest paid non-quarterback Earlier this month in NFL history, however, Siemens was ready to sign a deal that would put it behind Donald.

Siemens was not present for the volunteer OTAs, but is in the building for the mandatory Manic Camp. However, he is completing the work individually as opposed to participating in team exercises. Titans head coach Mike Varabel said Siemens was “unavailable” but on Wednesday, Siemens told reporters he was on a “plan” drawn up by the coaching staff. Furthermore, he said that his absence from the team’s activities was not related to his growing expansion.

“I’m here to play football,” Siemens said. “I have a team around me that handles my contract situation. I’m focused on training, I’m focused on getting ready for the season. I’m making a plan with coach Varabel and everyone As he said, I am not available to practice here. I am making a plan with them right now to focus on how much better I can do, not just practice now. I’ve been in the movie room, in the waitroom or something like that. I’m not focusing on that. My contract. That’s why I’ve got a team around me. “

That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. However, he said that he would come to the field for training camp in due course. By ESPN. Siemens is embarking on a year of career in which he defended 54 combined tackles, 8.5 sex, 16 QB hits, 12 tackles for defeat and six passes. He won the second team All Pro Honors, and his first Pro Bowl selection. Siemens technically has a two-year contract.

Siemens even took over the games from a defensive tackle position in 2021, as he recorded three sacks in the Tennessee play-off defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals, three sacks in the first half against the final Super Bowl champion Rams and played. Savings, Goal – Line tackle against the Buffalo Bulls on “Monday Night Football” in Week 6.

According to Spotrac’s Market Value ToolSiemens is expected to sign a four-year, $ 84.13 million contract with an AAV of $ 21 million. However, this was also his projection before Donald’s expansion. If we were to estimate, Siemens’ new AAV would clear 21 million, but would not hit Donald’s incredible annual-average mark of $ 31.66 million.

With AJ Brown now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Titans have the potential to shift the focus of their “expansion” to Siemens, who at the age of 24 has already established himself as one of the league’s best defensive linemen. Have set up