According to Adam Schefter, the Steelers have placed LB Bud Dupree on their injured reserve list.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Dupree had surgery to fix a core muscle tear and still has the possibility of returning mid-season if all goes well.
- The Steelers signed ILB Steve Johnson in a corresponding roster move. (Gerry Dulac)
Dupree, 23, if a former first-round pick by the Steelers of the 2015 NFL Draft.He is entering the second year of a four-year, $9.22 million rookie contracr that contains $8.632 million guaranteed. He is set to earn a $854,195 base salary this season to go along with another $1,273,390 for 2017.
In 2015, Dupree appeared in all 16 games and recorded 26 total tackles, four sacks, and one pass defense.