Titans Place LB Bud Dupree On IR

Injuries are stacking up in Tennessee. Bud Dupree will head to IR for a second straight November. This year, the veteran pass rusher is battling an abdominal injury. He must miss three games because of this transaction.

This is not expected to be a long-term injury, with Ian Rapoport noting (via Twitter) Dupree should be back after the three-game minimum.

While this is obviously a better outlook for Dupree than last November, when he suffered a torn ACL, this extends a run of injury misfortune for the team atop the AFC. The Titans now have Dupree, Derrick Henry, Julio Jones and first-round pick Caleb Farley on IR.

Dupree has already missed three games this season, with those absences coming earlier in the year. The former Steelers first-round pick has just one sack and seven tackles in his seven-game Titans tenure thus far.

Despite the knee injury and offseason rehab, the Titans gave Dupree a five-year, $82.5MM contract in March. Tennessee has missed on a few edge rushers in recent years, with Cameron Wake, Jadeveon Clowney and Vic Beasley not contributing much to the cause. However, homegrown standouts Harold Landry and Jeffery Simmons have done well to prop up an improved Titans defense this season.

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