Pass-rusher Bud Dupree is supposed to be an instant-impact player for the Tennessee Titans this upcoming season. He isn’t off to the picture-perfect start both he and the Titans were hoping for.
Tennessee placed Dupree on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the start of training camp. It looks like he’s still recovering from a season-ending injury he suffered last year.
“Edge rusher Bud Dupree, tackle Ty Sambrailo and running back Jeremy McNichols were all placed on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list,” the Titans announced via the team’s website.
Bud Dupree suffered a torn ACL when he was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. Despite the concerning injury, the Titans signed Dupree to a five-year, $82.5 million contract this offseason.
The Titans have placed OLB Bud Dupree, OL Ty Sambrailo and RB Jeremy McNichols on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list.
DB Caleb Farley and OL Aaron Brewer have been placed on the team’s Non-Football Injury list.
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There isn’t much concern surrounding Bud Dupree’s future. He said earlier this year that he expects to be healthy in time for the 2021 season.
“Definitely I am going to be ready on camp – I am going to be full speed in camp, full steam ahead, being back in the groove and just making sure I am healthy then,” Dupree said, via TennesseeTitans.com. “But I’ll be healthy way before camp and I’ll be full speed training, and I am excited about the progress that I’ve made so far. I am going to make sure I am in the best tip-top shape when I get back.
“I am coming back stronger than ever. I want to continue developing my game, and keep my arrow pointing upward.”
Dupree won’t give it a full go when the Titans begin training camp on July 27. We’ll have to wait and see whether or not he can play when the 2021 kicks off.
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