The Pittsburgh Steelers have suffered two tough blows on tampering day. Outside linebacker Bud Dupree and offense lineman Matt Feiler have signed contracts with the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers respectively:
Bud Dupree confirms to ESPN that he's agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans on a deal among the highest-paid pass rushers in the class. Still working out number of years on the deal, that's not done, but will pay him more than $16M per year.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 16, 2021
Former Steelers OL Matt Feiler reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, per source. Chargers further strengthen O line.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
Dupree’s deal will pay him north of $16M a year, while Feiler’s will pay him an average of $7M annually. Although it is tough to replace their talent, Pittsburgh will most likely be rewarded compensatory picks for their losses.
We wish Dupree and Feiler all the best in their next step in their careers, and thank them for their contributions in the Steel City.