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Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons addressed his contract situation following minicamp practice on Wednesday.
Despite being unavailable for the mandatory team sessions, Simmons spoke with reporters regarding his main areas of focus. The 24-year-old Pro Bowler mentioned that he's following a plan that he constructed with coach Mike Vrabel and focusing on football instead of a possible new contract.
— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) June 15, 2022
Simmons is under contract through the end of the 2023 season, since the Titans decided to exercise a fifth-year option for the 2019 draft pick in April, and is eligible for a contract extension. The option allows Simmons to earn a fully guaranteed $10.753 million by the end of the season.
The Mississippi State graduate came to Tennessee as the 19th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and quickly rose to stardom. As a dominant first-time captain last season, Simmons posted career-highs in sacks (8.5), quarterback hits (16), pressures (25), hurries (10) and tackles for loss (12).
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Jeffery Simmons contract: What Tennessee Titans defensive tackle said