The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.
The Steelers made the announcement on Monday P.K Subban 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 Youth Anthony Averett Jersey
, 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, with Pro Bowler Ryan Shazier ruled out for the 2018 season while recovering from spinal stabilization surgery.
The Los Angeles Rams have picked up their fifth-year contract options for 2019 on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters.
The Rams announced their easiest decisions of the offseason Tuesday.
Gurley led the NFL in all-purpose yards as the league's Offensive Player of the Year last season Aaron Burbridge Jersey
, thriving in new coach Sean McVay's offense. He rushed for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 64 passes for 788 yards and six more scores.
The Rams acquired Peters from the Chiefs in February Evander Kane Sharks Jersey
, and he is expected to start alongside fellow newcomer Aqib Talib. Peters earned two Pro Bowl selections and made 19 interceptions during his three seasons in Kansas City. Baltimore Ravens Customized Jerseys