Titans Player Has Hilarious Reaction To Being Cut From Team
The Tennessee Titans appear to be in full rebuilding mode.
They have been reported to be moving on from Ryan Tannehill, effectively rolling with Malik Willis as their new starting quarterback.
Recently, the Titans have made other roster moves, including releasing Bud Dupree.
Dupree seemed to hear this news similarly to other NFL fans, according to his recent tweet.
Update: The #Titans have now officially cut LB Bud Dupree.
Dupree initially found out he was being released via Twitter. pic.twitter.com/5xlY9MQmny
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 16, 2023
Dupree is an eight-year NFL veteran, spending the past two seasons with the Titans.
Although Dupree signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Titans, the team has decided to move on from him.
During his short time with the Titans, Dupree started just 17 games in two seasons, largely due to injuries.
He will be 30 years old to begin the 2023 NFL season, but should still receive a few offers after being released by the Titans.
Last season, Dupree had 18 total tackles, four sacks, and nine quarterback hits.
This dip in production was largely attributed to the injuries that he has sustained.
Dupree’s best season was in 2019 when he racked up 68 tackles, 11.5 sacks, and 17 quarterback hits.
His past production alone should give him a few looks for the 2023 season, potentially moving on to play for a contending team on a one or two-year deal.
Without Dupree, the Titans will need to find a replacement for him, likely someone younger.
When looking ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft, the Titans have the 11th and 41st overall picks.
Will they use one of these two picks on defensive players, gaining more depth at key positions like linebacker?