Steelers use franchise tag on Dupree

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PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

The team placed the franchise tag on Dupree just ahead of the NFL-mandated deadline for clubs to use the designation.

The move means Dupree, who collected a career-high 11 1/2 sacks in 2019, could make around $16 million in 2020 if he signs the tag.

That number would likely change if Dupree reaches an agreement with the Steelers on a long-term deal by July 15.

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