Report | Bud Dupree to play vs Vikings

Nov. 16, 2015 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S - Cleveland Browns quarterback JOHNNY MANZIEL (2) delivers a pass while facing pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker BUD DUPREE (48) during the game (Photo by Brian Kunst/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree will play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon after missing the Steelers’ Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns with a shoulder injury last Sunday, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Defensive end Stephen Tuitt is out with a biceps injury.

Dupree, who played his college football at the University of Kentucky, was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (22nd pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

The 24-year-old played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, making five starts. He finished with 26 tackles and four sacks.

Last year, Dupree started the season on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury. He made his return on Nov. 19 and proceeded to register 24 tackles and 4.5 sacks in seven contests, four of them starts.

Dupree had a tremendous final year at Kentucky back in 2014, racking up 74 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles and a defensive touchdown.

Tuitt is in his fourth NFL season.

The 24-year-old attended the University of Notre Dame and was originally chosen by the Steelers in the second round (46th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He had a rather limited role during his rookie year, posting 19 tackles and one sack.

The following season, Tuitt saw his role expand, as he started 14 games and registered 54 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception.

Last year, the Miami native recorded 37 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles.

The Steelers will host the Vikings at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. You can catch the action on Fox.

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