Mike Garafolo is reporting that the Titans are making a strong push for former Steelers EDGE rusher Bud Dupree:
#Titans making a strong push for Bud Dupree, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Trying to close it out. Other teams have been firmly in the mix. Stay tuned.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2021
I have seen a lot of pushback on Twitter against the Titans signing Dupree. I don’t really understand it. Of course there are some question marks surrounding him, but I am all for this team actually making a move to improve the pass rush. How anyone could watch this defense last year and be mad about the team trying to sign Dupree blows my mind.
This is not like last year when they signed Beasley. This is a young, talented player that has gotten better every year he has been in the league. He is an immediate upgrade on the outside. The Titans should absolutely still address the position in the draft, but this is a good step in the right direction.
As Garafolo said, stay tuned. We will be monitoring developments as they happen.