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Steelers LB Bud Dupree Placed on IR; Team Brings Back LB Steven Johnson

Bud Dupree

The Steelers lost a player on Sunday to injury, as linebacker Bud Dupree was placed on the reserve/injured list.

The teams’ first round pick from last season, who started five games last season and played in all 16, won’t be able to play until at least week nine, and practice after six weeks.

The linebacker hasn’t played a down all preseason, and according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Dupree is going to have surgery to fix a core muscle tear.

Dupree finished 2015 with 26 tackles, 17 of them solo stops. To give the team some help at the linebacker spot, they today inked linebacker Steven Johnson, who was released yesterday in final roster cuts.

Johnson was inked back in March as a free agent.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Dave B.

    September 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    A devastating injury to a defense that couldnt afford one .

  2. Jay

    September 4, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    If the steelers didn’t have bad luck, they’d have no luck at all.

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