Steelers OLB Bud Dupree Out For Season With Torn ACL

     

Update:

Gerry Dulac has confirmed that Steelers OLB Bud Dupree‘s does, in fact, have a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season as a result. 

You can expect the Steelers to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.


Mike Garfolo of NFL Media reports that initial tests on Steelers OLB Bud Dupree‘s knee indicate that he has a torn ACL, which would obviously end his 2020 season. 

Bud Dupree

Dupree will undergo more tests on Thursday, but the team expects him to be out for the season.

You have to feel for Dupree, who was in the midst of a career year and playing under the franchise tag.

Dupree, 27, is a former first-round pick out of Kentucky by the Steelers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was in the final year of a four-year, $9.22 million rookie contract when the Steelers picked up his fifth-year option that paid him $9,232,000 for the 2019 season. 

Dupree was in line to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career when the Steelers franchised him. He’ll once again be a free agent in 2021. 

In 2020, Dupree has appeared in 11 games for the Steelers and recorded 31 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defended.

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