Steelers pick up option on Bud Dupree

AP

Bud Dupree has yet to live up to his draft status with the Steelers. They’re locking him up for another year anyway.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option on the outside linebacker.

Dupree, the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, had a career-high six sacks last year.

But that gave him just 14.5 in three seasons, and they went to the extent of bringing back James Harrison for part of that time to offer some help.

Exercising the option puts him on the books for more than $9 million in 2019, which seems rich considering his performance so far. But it’s only guaranteed for injury, so if he underwhelms again things could change.

13 responses to “Steelers pick up option on Bud Dupree

  1. nhpats says:

    Do they still have Mike Tomlin coaching? If so, nobody is worried…

    Uh…. he has won a Super Bowl. Plus, if BB died tomorrow -given that he IS 66- do you really believe Kraft wouldn’t consider Tomlin, if Tomlin were no longer coach of Pitt? Take off your fanboy blinders.

  2. It’s only guaranteed for injury. While there’s some risk (as seen with Shazier), it’s worth picking up the option.

  3. grant35 says:
    April 23, 2018 at 10:26 am
    nhpats says:

    Do they still have Mike Tomlin coaching? If so, nobody is worried…

    Uh…. he has won a Super Bowl. Plus, if BB died tomorrow -given that he IS 66- do you really believe Kraft wouldn’t consider Tomlin, if Tomlin were no longer coach of Pitt? Take off your fanboy blinders.

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    His team won a SB the year Brady was injured that he didn’t need to get past the Pats. And “No”, there is zero chance Kraft would want Tomlin to coach the Pats…..

    Now things are worse for him. Not only can he not get past the Pats, he can no longer get past the Jaguars either. Fortunately his team plays in the cream-puff AFC North so he should at least make it to the postseason to get bounced in the first round.

  4. they told this man, look you got one more chance to PRODUCE on that field or were calling you a bust, and all bud dupree did was go out and reach a new level. good for him get paid young man

  5. Nofoolnodrool says:
    April 23, 2018 at 11:13 am
    Nhpats is a Tomlin hating troll…..posted first on the thread in five minutes.

    Dupree is adequate for now but needs to breakout this year.

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    Adequate? They’re forced to pick up the option and not just cut him outright for 2 reasons:

    1. Shazier’s injury even if he, too, was an overrated player as a 1st rd pick. Tomlin was certainly right about his “availability” and he’s never been more right.

    2. Dupree is a bust for a 1st rder but they have no one in the system ready to take over for him.

    That’s a pretty steep price to pay for renting a 1st rd BUST.

  6. He picked up his play last year and will have to continue that effort this year if he wants a deal after this season. Meanwhile 9 million is not “crazy” money as he is a 5th year player.

  7. His team won a SB the year Brady was injured that he didn’t need to get past the Pats. And “No”, there is zero chance Kraft would want Tomlin to coach the Pats…..
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    Whats your Point! Mike T has still won a superbowl and been to another. It’s not Mike T’s fault the Patriots wasn’t good enough to make it with or without Shady Brady the year the Steelers won the superbowl.

  8. I don’t think Trip Tomlin would be viewed as a candidate for a number of NFL teams. My understanding is quite a few have done away with cheerleaders and that seems to be the trend.

  9. Most knowledgeable Steelers fans recognize and appreciate Tomlin.
    His record speaks for itself. His team is always contending.

    Mouthy Pats fans throwing shade on Tomlin would do better to worry
    about their own team that is fast collapsing in on itself.

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