Brian McIntyre of Mac’s Football Blog has done a tremendous job tracking base salary increases for 2012 triggered by things that happened in 2011. (Hat tip to Alan Burge of the Houston Examiner.)
McIntyre's updated list currently includes 10 players from the AFC South:
Here they are, with their base salary increases:
Houston LT Duane Brown, $1.3 million
Houston CB Brice McCain, $693,000
Indianapolis WR Austin Collie, $693,000
Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee, $693,000
Jacksonville CB Derek Cox, $645,000
Jacksonville WR Jarett Dillard, $645,000
Jacksonville LT Eugene Monroe, $500,000
Jacksonville G Uche Nwaneri, $1.926 million
Jacksonville DT Terrance Knighton, $645,000
Tennessee CB Jason McCourty, $645,000
Brown did good work establishing himself as a premier left tackle and is now slated to earn $2,081,500 -- still quite a reasonable price. Nwaneri is not quite at that level, but he set the tone for a line that produced the league's leading rusher. Nwaneri will now make $2.775 million.
On the other end of the spectrum, Dillard is now scheduled to make $1,260,000. He’s going to have to have a big offseason and camp to prove he’s worth that.