The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.
The Steelers made the announcement on Monday Gabe Jackson Jersey
, three days before the start of the draft. The move will keep the 24-year-old Dupree under contract for the 2019 season.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says, "We're excited about where Bud can be in these next two years and we had no hesitation in making that move when
we did it."
Pittsburgh selected Dupree with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 draft. Dupree has increased his sack total in each of his three seasons, going from 4
in 2015 to 4.5 in 2016 to 6 in 2017 as part of a defense that set a franchise
record and led the NFL with 56 sacks last season.
The decision to pick up Dupree's option will likely have a minimal impact on Pittsburgh's draft plans. The Steelers need help at inside linebacker Jerick McKinnon Jersey
, with Pro Bowler Ryan Shazier ruled out for the 2018 season while recovering from spinal stabilization surgery.
The Minnesota Vikings have canceled their training camp practice on Friday so the team can
attend the memorial service for offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who died
unexpectedly of a heart condition .
The Vikings announced the cancellation on Tuesday, two days after the 56-year-old's death. Sparano died of arteriosclerotic heart disease C. J. Prosise Jersey
, or hardening of the arteries, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office.
The service will take place in the Twin Cities area, where Sparano and his wife moved in 2016 when he was hired by the Vikings. The team had only one
workout scheduled for Friday morning for rookies and other selected players. The
entire squad will have its first full practice of training camp together on
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, the Sparano family has requested donations be made to the American Heart Association. Authentic Womens Ryan Jensen Jersey