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The Tennessee Titans desperately needed to bolster their pass rush during the offseason. After the Jadeveon Clowney signing in 2020 was a massive bust, the team decided to go in another direction. They did stay on the free agent market, however, which is why Bud Dupree is now a Titan.
Back in mid-March, the team signed the former Pittsburgh Steeler to a five-year, $82.5 million deal. That’s a lot of money for a guy coming off a torn ACL, but the Titans understand what they’re getting in the 28-year-old.
Lucky for them, it looks like Dupree is getting close to 100 percent. On Thursday, one Twitter user shared an Instagram post of the former Kentucky standout working out and putting his knee under stress. So far, so good, as Dupree looks relatively healthy.
— Wes On Broadway (@TitansDraftTape) June 24, 2021
This is obviously fantastic news for Titans fans and those involved with the franchise.
The Titans were a playoff team last season for the second year in a row, but they mustered up only 19 sacks in 16 regular season games. Adding Dupree and fellow free agent signing Denico Autry alongside Jeffery Simmons and Harold Landry should provide a significant boost to the pass rush.
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, Tennessee is tied with the Dallas Cowboys (at +2800) for having the 11th-best chances of winning the Super Bowl this season. Their season win total currently sits at over/under 9 games as well.
How much do we think a healthy Bud Dupree is going to help them in both of those categories?
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