Dupree was a full participant Thursday and Friday after being limited Wednesday, and should be expected to play against the Bears on Sunday. Pittsburgh was likely just being cautious early in the week, and the 24-year-old isn't expected to face any limitations.
Dupree finished last week as a full participant before seeing his first game action Sunday, when he played 63 of 65 defensive snaps and recorded his first sack of the season. This is likely just the Steelers' being cautious as the 24-year-old returns from a lingering injury, but it's still worth paying attention to his work in practice this week.
Dupree (shoulder) totaled two tackles (one solo) including a sack in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
After skipping the Week 1 contest against Cleveland, Dupree made his first appearance of the season and recorded his first sack. The former first-round draft pick missed nine games last season, but still managed to total 4.5 sacks, so his ability to stay on the field can have a huge impact on the success of the Pittsburgh defense.
Dupree was limited in practice earlier this week, but ultimately expected to play as he's believed to be dealing with just a minor injury. During his absence, Anthony Chickillo is expected to start at outside linebacker with James Harrison and Arthur Moats providing additional depth.
Dupree (shoulder) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's opener against the Browns.
Dupree insisted Thursday that he was going to be ready to go for Sunday's game, saying that his absence from practice is to receive additional treatment. Nevertheless, Dupree will likely still be a game-time call for the start of the regular season.
|4||10/1/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ KC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ DET||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/17||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ HOU||4:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|