PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Former University of Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree has has signed his franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It guarantees him a one year salary for $15.828 million for 2020.
Dupree is coming off one of his best seasons in 2019 with career-highs in total tackles (68), sacks (11.5) and quarterback hits (17).
The Steelers can still work on a long-term deal with Dupree until July 15.
"It gets real at Heinz Field!" @Bud_Dupree was mic'd up during our Week 13 win over the Browns! 🎤 pic.twitter.com/pBrQoUF19z— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 16, 2020