Pittsburgh Steelers do not utilize franchise tag on ‘LB Bud Dupree’
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t utilize their franchise tag on linebacker Bud Dupree on Tuesday.
Dupree, who was franchised by the Steelers a year ago, will currently head of free agency.
hitting to finding his stride with 11.5 sacks for Pittsburgh during the 2019 season, Dupree, who turned 28 in February, was on target for another solid season in 2020 preceding enduring a torn ACL in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.
He revealed to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler toward the beginning of March he intends to be a full member in a NFL instructional course dependent on sure input from his PCPs.
Playing on the establishment tag after the different sides couldn’t work out a drawn out bargain, Dupree had 8 sacks, 31 joined handles, 8 handles for misfortune and 15 quarterback hits last season.
The 2019 season denoted his best season since being removed by the Steelers from Kentucky in the first round of the 2015 draft. Shaping a wild pair with T.J. Watt, Dupree recorded 17 quarterback hits and had 16 tackles for misfortune.
Not exclusively was Dupree a fundamental piece for the Steelers’ defense, yet he was likewise a paste fellow, holding the storage space with his cheery demeanor and character. He completed his Steelers career with 66 beginnings, 39.5 sacks, 169 performance tackles, 54 tackles for loss, interception return for a score and 65 quarterback hits.