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Bud Dupree signs multi-year deal with the Tennessee Titans

Bud Dupree got paid.

Considered one of the top pass rushers in the 2021 free agent class, the former Kentucky star officially reached a deal with the Tennessee Titans this evening, agreeing to a multi-year contract that will pay him more than $16 million per year.

Numerous reports have confirmed Dupree’s move to Tennessee, though ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was the first to report the impressive salary numbers.

Breaking out as one of the defensive stars on the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last two years, the 28-year-old outside linebacker managed a total of eight sacks and 15 quarterback hits in 11 games this past season before tearing his ACL. Despite the injury, Dupree was listed as a top-15 free agent heading into the offseason, with’s Gregg Rosenthal listing the former Wildcat at No. 12 overall and No. 2 among available edge rushers.

The former Wildcat recorded his first double-digit sack season in 2019, finishing with a career high 11.5 sacks and four forced fumbled to go with 68 combined tackles, 49 solo, 17 quarterback hits, and three pass deflections.

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 managed 74 total tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, and eight sacks in 12 starts.

Get that money, Bud.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Bud Dupree signs multi-year deal with the Tennessee Titans

  1. magimae
    9:45 pm March 15, 2021 Permalink

    Steelers going to miss Bud, congratulations on your new deal. Closer to BBN

  2. Eddiemcwildcat
    10:00 pm March 15, 2021 Permalink

    Titan up baby

  3. katmandue2you
    3:57 am March 16, 2021 Permalink

    There you go Drew!!

  4. Miller45
    3:48 pm March 16, 2021 Permalink