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Titans Get Good News on Bud Dupree Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Tennessee Titans got good news regarding linebacker Bud Dupree's latest injury update.
The Tennessee Titans got good news regarding linebacker Bud Dupree's latest injury update. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans made splash in free agency by signing linebacker Bud Dupree to a five-year deal worth $82.5 million. The team was hopeful that he could recover from tearing his ACL in time to take part in training camp. Fortunately, it looks like that will be the case after the Titans activated Dupree from the PUP list on Friday.

Bud Dupree Injury Update

Dupree passed his physical and was given the all-clear to rejoin the defense out on the field. The six-year pro originally suffered his injury in Week 12 of the 2020 season. The Titans will look towards Dupree to give them a defensively tough playmaker over the middle of the field.

The edge rusher spent his first six NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers racking up 231 tackles and 39.5 sacks. Dupree also posted 65 quarterback hits and has even played a role in coverage by breaking up 11 passes. He was on pace to set a career-high in sacks last season as he had 8.0 after 11 games played.

All things considered, this was the best case scenario for Tennessee. Dupree has a lot of time before the regular season begins to ramp up his conditioning. He could be the missing piece on a pass rush that finished the 2020 season with just 19.0 total sacks, which was the third-lowest mark in the NFL.

The Titans currently have odds set at -135 to win the AFC South division and odds set at +2500 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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