Lawrence’s signing bonus, Texans still pay (a lot) for Cunningham

It’s that time of the week again when we take a trip through the AFC South to check out the Tennessee Titans division rivals the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.

As was the case with the Titans, we learned the training camp start dates from the Texans, Colts and Jaguars.

In Indianapolis: There’s a lot of hype for sophomore pass rusher Kwity Paye. Also, a Colts writer believes Derrick Henry is the best running back the Colts will face in 2022 — and he’s right.

In Jacksonville: There was some controversy surrounding Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s signing bonus, but that has since been clarified. Jacksonville is also getting closer to building its new headquarters and practice facility.

In Houston: Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton wants to get more out of the run game in 2022, and the Texans are still paying a pretty penny for linebacker Zach Cunningham, who is now in Nashville.

We cover those stories and more in our latest AFC South news roundup.

The Colts’ 2022 Season X Factors

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Kevin Hickey of Colts Wire listed the players he thinks will be “X-factors” for Indianapolis in 2022. The list is headed by quarterback Matt Ryan and also includes wide receiver Parris Campbell, the one who made the starting left tackle between Matt Pryor and Bernhard Raimann wins. , defensive end Kwity Paye, defensive lineman

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The Athletic expect a big year for Colts DE Kwity Paye

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Nate Tice of The Athletic believes Paye is one of the sophomore players poised for a breakthrough in 2022.

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Colts training camp start date announced

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Like the Titans, the Colts will have their veterans report to training camp on July 26, and rookies will report three days early on July 23. Indianapolis will also be holding joint training sessions with one of their preseason opponents, the Detroit Lions.

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Ranking the RBs on the Colts’ schedule for 2022

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Kevin Hickey of Colts Wire ranked all the running backs the Colts will face in 2022 and he rightly placed King Henry at the top of the list.

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NFL Confirms Jags Will Begin Training Camp July 24

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The Jaguars will have their veterans and rookies come to training camp on the same date, July 24.

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Trevor Lawrence Denies Report He Lost $15 Million On His Crypto Signing Bonus

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earlier in the week, Bar stool Sport has posted an article describing how Lawrence lost $15 million of his $24 million signing bonus because he paid it to him in cryptocurrency, which has been largely on a nosedive lately.

However, it turns out that Lawrence has not received his NFL signing bonus in crypto, which he pointed out on Twitter. Instead, Lawrence took the signing bonus money from his endorsement deal with a digital currency crypto app company. oops.

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Fred Taylor says he wanted to play for this rival team against Jags after he got cut

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Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor said there were two teams he wanted to play for when Jacksonville cut him in 2009: the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin joined Taylor on Podcast “The Pivot” and said he had “no idea” why the team wasn’t pursuing the running back.

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Jacksonville Approves 2 Construction Permits for Jags’ $24.4 Million Training Facility

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The City of Jacksonville has approved a few building permits that the Jags will need to build their new headquarters and exercise facility. The team will also renovate TIAA Bank Field once the above construction is completed.

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Texans OC Pep Hamilton wants to boost run game to create balanced attack

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“If you just look at the analyses, look at the data, I think it’s important that you have balance in your offensive attack if you want to be a successful team in this competition,” said Hamilton. “In the end we will do everything we can to score one point more than the opponent.”

While that certainly makes sense, the Texans may be catching up more often because of their defenses, which could lead to the team leaving the run game more often than not. We will see.

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Texans training camp report data revealed

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The rookies of the Texans will report to training camp on July 24 and veterans will arrive two days later on July 26.

Texans’ second biggest dead-cap hit in 2022 is Zach Cunningham

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Texans Wire’s Mark Lane recently revealed the players responsible for dead-cap hits on Houston’s payroll in 2022, and Titans linebacker Zach Cunningham accounts for the second-largest at $12.8 million.

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Recent Titans headlines

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Treylon Burks called Titan that could disappoint

Tannehill, Downing praise Okonkwo’s progress

Weaver’s trial date has been set for August

A rookie from any team who will surprise

Titans start defense projection

Titans start attack projection

Tannehill roasts Woodside in mic’d up clip

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