Atlanta Falcons Sign Veteran Linebacker

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree has signed a one-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Atlanta Falcons, according to reports from multiple sources including Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Dupree was previously with the Titans for two years, during which he struggled with injuries and had limited production, with just seven sacks in 22 games.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, where Dupree played for six seasons before joining the Titans, were reportedly interested in bringing him back but were unable to meet his preference for a one-year deal.

Despite his recent struggles, Dupree's addition to the Falcons could help bolster their pass rush, which was ranked as the second-worst in the league by PFF last season.

However, it remains to be seen whether Dupree can return to his previous form, during which he was a top edge rusher and recorded 19.5 sacks in two seasons with the Steelers. At 30 years old, he may no longer be considered a top player at his position.

Overall, Dupree's signing with the Falcons is a significant move for the team, which has been actively signing defensive players this offseason. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the upcoming season and whether he can help improve the Falcons' defense. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports