The Pittsburgh Steelers got some unfortunate news today, as they have lost one of their better pass-rushers to a long-term injury.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Steelers have placed linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve Sunday. Dupree is set to undergo surgery to fix a core muscle tear and as a result will miss most of the 2016 NFL season.
The second year linebacker was also dealing with a groin issue throughout the preseason.
The 2015 first-round pick will be eligible to come back after Week 8 as the Steelers' sole designation to return in season. The Steelers elected to sign linebacker Steven Johnson to help offset the loss of Dupree.
The 23-year old product of Kentucky recorded 26 tackles, including four sacks, in his rookie season.
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