Pittsburgh OLB Bud Dupree has officially signed his franchise tender and will return to the Steelers in 2020. His base salary will be $15.828M unless the two sides come to an agreement on a long-term deal. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)
Dupree signs his franchise tender ahead of the NFL Draft, and will be a member of the Steelers defense for at least one more year. The former first-round pick out of Kentucky had a career year for Pittsburgh last season, recording career-highs in both tackles and sacks, with 68 and 11.5 respectively. In his five-year career with the Steelers, Dupree has a total of 200 tackles and 31.5 sacks in 70 games played. He’ll be an early target in IDP leagues given his ability to get after the quarterback.