The Tennessee Titans have actually consented to a handle Bud Dupree, the previous Steelers linebacker informed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Monday.
The offer will pay Dupree more than $16 million annually.
Dupree provides the Titans’ defense a much-needed existence off the edge. He likewise can being a down lineman in nickel plans.
The Titans just fielded 3 outdoors linebackers for the majority of their video games last season, which led to Harold Landry playing 94% of the snaps.
Tennessee hasn’t had a pass-rusher register 10 sacks in a season considering that Brian Orakpo ended up with 10.5 in 2017.
After striking his stride with 11.5 sacks for the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout the 2019 season, Dupree, who turned 28 in February, was on track for another strong season in 2020 prior to suffering a torn ACL in Week 12 versus the Baltimore Ravens.
He informed Fowler previously this month he prepared to be a complete individual in an NFL training school based upon favorable feedback from his physicians.
Using the franchise tag after the 2 sides were not able to exercise a long-lasting offer, Dupree had 8 sacks, 31 combined deals with, 8 deals with for loss and 15 quarterback hits for Pittsburgh last season.
The 2019 project was his healthiest considering that being taken by the Steelers out of Kentucky in the preliminary of the 2015 NFL draft; forming an intense tandem with T.J. Watt, Dupree taped 17 quarterback hits and had 16 deals with for loss.
Not just was Dupree a fundamental piece for the Steelers’ stout defense, he was a glue person, bonding the locker space with his positive mindset and character. He completed his Steelers profession with 66 starts, 39.5 sacks, 169 solo deals with, 54 deals with for loss, an interception return for a goal and 65 quarterback hits.
ESPN’s Brooke Pryor and Turron Davenport added to this report.