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Week 4 Outlook
The Tennessee Titans have activated LB Bud Dupree off of the PUP list. Dupree tore his ACL last season but is now ready to join his new team, per Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk.
Bud Dupree is the most significant addition to the Titans defense this season, and the expectations are high. He had eight sacks last season and 11.5 sacks in 2019. The Titans sorely needed an elite pass rusher, and Dupree fits the mold. We will see if he's the same player as he recovers from the injury.
The Tennessee Titans placed Bud Dupree on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
Dupree was already on the PUP list as he works his way back from tearing his ACL back in December. He still hopes to rejoin the team later in August.
Around the NFL reports that the Titans have placed LB Bud Dupree on the PUP list.
Dupree tore his ACL while with the Steelers last December. There hasn't been a clear timeline for his return. Earlier this month he told NFL Network it was, 'up to the coaching staff at the end of the day'. Due to the injury, it's safe to leave him on waivers in IDP redraft leagues. Though, he does still hold value in dynasty leagues.
Bud Dupree is reportedly on track in his expected recovery schedule from ACL surgery he underwent.
Dupree is expected to avoid the PUP list and should be ready for training camp barring any setbacks. He might be limited early on, but any reps will be good. Tennessee gave him a five-year, $83 million contract back in March.
Tennessee Titans DE Bud Dupree (knee) said he will be ready to go for training camp after suffering a torn ACL in December.
Dupree was an absolute force in the six years he spent with the Steelers, totaling 169 tackles, 54 TFL, 39.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception alongside T.J. Watt. The Titans failed with their previous investments in Jadeveon Clowney and Vic Beasley but certainly upgraded with the signing of Dupree in free agency. With his health allegedly on track for a full recovery by training camp, it should be fun to watch the 27-year old dominate the AFC South in 2021.