Bud Dupree Signs Franchise Tender From Steelers

The linebacker will return for at least the 2020 season

Andrew Limberg
April 23, 2020 - 10:28 am
Bud Dupree

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree has signed his franchise tender to return with the team in 2020.

The 27-year-old Dupree had the best season of his career in 2019, with 11.5 sacks, 68 tackles, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Dupree is set to make over $16 million as a linebacker in 2020.

Up until last season, Dupree was considered somewhat of a disappointment after the Steelers took him in the first round in 2015, but last year showed the potential he has.

The Steelers want to sign Dupree to a long-term deal and have until July 15 this year to get that done.

The NFL Draft starts Thursday night and while the Steelers don’t have a first round draft pick, they’ll be keeping their eyes on who is left when their 49th pick comes in the second round.

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