Bud Dupree Signs Franchise Tender From Steelers

Bud Dupree
Photo credit Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
By 93.7 The Fan

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.

LB Bud Dupree has signed his franchise tender.@BordasLaw TRANSACTION: https://t.co/AKwf8Xs3od pic.twitter.com/qs0RVy20sC

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 23, 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.

___Listen to 93.7 The Fan on the RADIO.COM AppTell your smart speaker to "play Ninety Three Seven The Fan"Receive email updates from 93.7 The FanFollow 93.7 The Fan: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram