Free Agent Edge Rusher Bud Dupree to Meet With Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are considering reuniting with one of their former stars. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the team will bring in recent Tennessee Titans edge rusher Bud Dupree for a free agent visit. The Titans released Dupree from a five-year, $82.5 million deal earlier this offseason after two injury-riddled, underwhelming years. In the end, Dupree appeared in only 22 games for the Titans, notching 7.0 sacks and eight tackles for loss.

Dupree entered the league as the Steeler's 22nd overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He tallied 39.5 sacks and 54 tackles for loss over 81 appearances and 61 starts. He peaked in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, tallying an impressive 19.5 sacks, 99 tackles, and six forced fumbles over 27 starts. That solid play earned him his lucrative deal with the Titans.

A reunion between Dupree and Steelers probably makes too much sense not to happen at this point. They could use more depth at outside linebacker behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, and he has proven success in their scheme. He should be available at an affordable rate. 
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