PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the NFL franchise tag on Bud Dupree Monday morning.
The veteran linebacker has played 5 years in Pittsburgh, and is coming off his best season. Dupree finished with 68 tackles and 11.5 sacks in 2019.
The franchise tender is expected to be worth around 16 million dollars this upcoming season (according to OverTheCap.com), which would make Dupree the 7th highest paid linebacker in the NFL. The Steelers also have until July 15th to sign him to a long-term contract.