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Bud Dupree signs franchise tag with Pittsburgh Steelers

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Today’s a good day for Bud Dupree. Last month, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the franchise tag on the former Cat, and today, he signed his franchise tender, guaranteeing him $15.8 million for the 2020 season. The Steelers have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.

Dupree is coming off his best season yet in the league. He finished the year with a career-high 11.5 sacks and four forced fumbles to go with 68 combined tackles, 49 solo, 17 quarterback hits, three pass deflections, and two fumble recoveries. Dupree also set a single-season high with 16 tackles for a loss, which was tied for fifth in the NFL.

The Steelers selected Dupree with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft after a dominant four-year career in Lexington. As a senior at Kentucky, the former Wildcat totaled 74 totaled tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, and eight sacks in 12 starts.

To celebrate, let’s watch Dupree reflect on what makes Kentucky Football special, and some of his top highlights from his career as a Cat. And, because it’s Draft Day, his big night back in 2015.

[Pittsburgh Steelers]

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1 Comment for Bud Dupree signs franchise tag with Pittsburgh Steelers

  1. CJKAssassin123
    2:07 pm April 23, 2020 Permalink

    He may be on the move according to source’s Pitt is trying to move into the 1st Rd. Dallas and Pitt have been in talks all morning about a trade involving Depree. Pitt has also had talks with Seattle.