Steelers place Bud Dupree on IR, sign Antoine Brooks to 53-man roster

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The Steelers have officially placed linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Dupree will miss the rest of the regular season after tearing his ACL during Wednesday’s game against the Ravens.

As a corresponding move, Pittsburgh has signed safety Antoine Brooks from its practice squad to the 53-man roster. The Steelers selected Brooks in the sixth round of this year’s draft. He played two games earlier this season, recording five special teams snaps against the Cowboys in Week Nine and 28 defensive snaps against the Bengals in Week 10.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Thursday the team will look to Alex Highsmith to replace Dupree at linebacker for the reset of the season.

3 responses to “Steelers place Bud Dupree on IR, sign Antoine Brooks to 53-man roster

  1. This will hurt big, no doubt. But this year’s Steelers team keeps overcoming all their obstacles. This team and Coach Tomlin are focused and have a lot of grit. Don’t count them out.

  2. im guessing he played his last game there as pittsburgh will be hard pressed to fit him into the salary cap debacle. 19 mil in cap space juju, dupree, villaneuva, connor, banner, and feiler all looking to get paid.. someone will take the money and run.. maybe both juju and bud…. ive heard dupree has expressed he feels he is top 5 de/olb area thats 20 mil a yr alone

  3. Pretty amazing rookie class with no # 1 pick but ALL draft picks seeing the field in 2020. Claypool, Highsmith, and Dotson look especially promising.

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