Steelers place franchise tag on Bud Dupree
Bud Dupree will remain with the Steelers for the 2020 season. The tag will pay Dupree, about $15.829 million for the 2020 season. Dupree made $9.2 million last season after the Steelers decided to pick up his fifth-year option the previous spring.
The 27-year-old pass rusher is coming off his best season with the black and gold. In 2019, Dupree set career highs with 11.5 sacks, 68 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Dupree's success helped the Steelers finish first in the NFL in sacks and turnovers forced, third in fewest yards per rush allowed, third in passing yards allowed, and sixth in red zone efficiency.