Steelers 2017 Week 1 Injury Report: OLB Bud Dupree Ends Week As Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report of Week 1 on Friday as they continue to prepare to open their 2017 regular season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Listed by the team as not practicing on Friday are outside linebacker Bud Dupree (shoulder) and tackle Jerald Hawkins (knee). Hawkins is listed on Friday as out for Sundays game against the Browns while Dupree, who was listed as limited on Thursday, ends the week listed as questionable.

Dupree, who reportedly is also dealing with an ankle injury, said Thursday after practice that he expects to play against the Browns.

As previously mentioned, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (hamstring) and inside linebacker Steven Johnson (hamstring) both never appeared on the injury report this week and that’s certainly an indication that both should be able to play Sunday against the Browns.

  • WreckIess

    I believe Dupree when he says he’s playing, but the fact that they got rid of the probable designation makes this type of thing hard to pinpoint.

  • Doug McFee

    Hot tub Dupree? I seriously don’t know what to believe with him. Always something with Ole Bud. He’s like an 11 year vet with the nagging injuries. But, he’s in the primetime of his career. Show me Bud!

  • treeher

    Frustrating. I can see ankle/leg injuries in practice, even groins, etc., but I don’t understand why pre-game practice should be live to the extent of injuring a shoulder, assuming it is due to impact.

  • Chris92021

    My guesses for the inactives this week:
    Joshua Dobbs
    Justin Hunter (because JuJu will be asked to return kicks)
    Jerald Hawkins
    Bud Dupree (get him ready for Minnesota)
    Brian Allen
    Coty Sensabaugh
    Dan McCullers (or Steven Johnson)

  • Matt Rippin

    Between Dupree, Shazier, Golson, Green, etc., I’m really beginning to feel like the Steelers have substantially more of these “wait, what happened?” injuries than other teams.

  • NW86

    Mine:
    Dobbs
    Hawkins
    Feiler
    Moats
    Allen
    McCullers
    Johnson

  • Josh Gustad

    This guy needs to play. He’s missed enough time.

  • Steel B

    JHC this guy is soft.

  • Ed Smith

    Sensabaugh??? He’s the #1 coming off the bench if Artie or Joe are hurt… Feiler will be in that spot. No need for him if an injury occurs

  • Dorian James

    Okay swap TJ, and start Harrison on his regular side

  • george

    His personal trainer said he could be the DPOY. I guess he forgot that contact is involved in football but training is not a contact sport.

  • CP72

    Let the Dupree is hurt all the time talk begin. Say he’s soft like you said about Shazier….then Shazier made the pro bowl.

  • george

    Yes, please just don’t throw in Moats or Chickillo because they’re next on th depth chart.

  • Dorian James

    With all due respect you can’t listen to those guys who say players who get injured are soft, we all know that’s not true. I think some people just talk out of frustration

  • Josh Gustad

    I have no problem with Chickillo getting worked in…

  • Dorian James

    True he’s one of the best pure pass rushers on the team

  • CP72

    Chick is a hustler that is assignment sound. I agree could be a lot worse.

  • LucasY59

    Dobbs is automatic
    Hawkins (because he is hurt otherwise it would be Feiler…could be both, or Matt is a possibility for the cut to make room for Bell)
    Hunter (small chance it could be S-S since he was injured throughout the preseason, but like you said is probably a KR and ST guy, which Hunter isnt, so Justin doesnt get the helmet)
    S.Johnson (because he is hurt) …another that might be cut to make room for Bell?
    MCullers (least versatile of the DL and have to put 7 on the list)
    Allen (hasnt played much STs and is a developmental rookie)
    after that its harder to figure out (and even a few of the fairly obvious ones have reasons to dress as well, but they have to put 7 in sweats)
    Dupree (they have enough depth so no need to force him to play, still a little frustrating)
    not so sure on Sensabaugh, but not sure who else I would put on the list either, last guy on the list is usually a surprise

  • george

    Yes, but are you going to have Harrison sitting on the sidelines if Dupree doesn’t play?

  • Chris92021

    I think Feiler might be cut to make room for Bell. Then again, I would hate to go into a game with 7 offensive linemen, all of whom except Villaneueva on the starting 5 that has missed games last season due to injury but we will see. I am betting both Johnson and McCullers are inactive.

  • LucasY59

    it is normal for them to dress 7 OL on gameday

  • Chris92021

    Yeah, I’ve seen it happen but I am still not a fan of it.

  • 6 ring circus

    True about the frustration part. I think most, like me, want this guy to start hitting his potential, which I believe can be monstrous.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    ???

  • nutty32

    Lawrence Taylor played and dominated a Monday Night Football game with a dislocated shoulder, but then again he was coked up like Tony Montana. Let’s go, Bud – suck it up!

  • Sdale

    Hmmm, I thought I had read that Watt had been playing both sides in camp. Is there a possibility that he starts on the left with Harrison on the right, or will they go with Moats/Chickillo and leave Watt on the right?

  • WreckIess

    I don’t get the anger about all this. He has an ankle injury that both he and his coach say he’s going to play with. With that being the case, I don’t get what problem you guys have with this because if you’re angry that an NFL player is hurt then you’re watching the wrong game.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    as an alternate.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    agreed.

  • RickM

    Respectfully, we know Dupree missed half a season last year. Now he has had injuries throughout most of the pre-season. Of course it matters when we’re hoping for him to lead the team in sacks. You don’t over-dramatize his injuries. But you also don’t close your eyes to them. There is nothing wrong with fans being realistic and having some concern.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    theres 9 o linemen right now.

  • george

    When you say “suck it up” you mean the pain not the coke right?

  • CP72

    Agree, but having concern and calling someone soft are to very different things.

  • CP72

    Call it what you want. Shazier played at a pro bowler level last year.

  • CP72

    I don’t want Harrison playing 30 snaps week one. Maybe in the AFC championship….

  • RickM

    Definitely agree with that. This just appears bad luck with Bud. It has nothing to do with softness.

  • Dorian James

    Yeah, me too. I was praying for him to fall to us on draft day.

  • Michael James

    Just relax, Dupree said he’s going to play and he will play.

  • WreckIess

    He’s soft because he hurt his ankle? I don’t get this way of thinking. If he plans on playing on it then how exactly is he soft?

  • Steel B

    Constantly on the injury list. Pretty simple actually.

  • will

    Or do you mean coke it up?

  • RickM

    Do you really expect him to tell the Cleveland Browns that he won’t be playing? If he was limited on Thursday and he didn’t practice on Friday, there’s a good chance that he won’t be playing in Game 1 of a very long season. That said, I hope you end up being right.

  • WreckIess

    Ok, but having an injury doesn’t make you soft. It just means that a part of your body is hurt. You understand this, right? He’s planning to play on Sunday so what’s the issue?

  • Nolrog

    Very frustrating. Seems like he’s injured a lot.

  • Nolrog

    Even if he does play, how much will the injury limit his production and what is the risk of making the injury worse, and missing a substantial amount of time?

  • RickM

    Very true. That’s the exact reason why they may sit him. You just don’t want to compound things, especially with the Browns as the opposition. I really would love to see him out there, but personally I don’t want him playing through any injury in Game 1. He does seem a little star-crossed so far this season. Hope his luck turns around.

  • AndreH

    What? The season hasn’t even started yet and already Bud Dupree is rumored to be one of the inactive. I truly hope not. So much potential but we’ll never know because he’s always hurt, dealing some type of nagging injuries. Hey Bud, we need on the field.

  • thomas hmmmm

    McCullers will get a helmet and Walton will be the inactive.. Seeing how McCullers is their run defender and Hargraves and Alualu are backing up Tuitt and Heyward. There is no PT for Walton unless someone gets injured which makes him a prime inactive candidate.
    Obviously it’s called “Situational Football, boys!”

  • Steeler808

    Bud should rest. It’s the Browns. Even if they are improved if Bud is the difference between winning and losing to the Browns…well there are bigger issues at hand.

  • LabRat0116

    Your brain is soft. These players are human beings playing an extremely violent physical game not freaking robots. What is so difficult to understand about that ?

  • nutty32

    Bud seems more like a stoner/hallucinogen type v. stimulants, too me. Dred lock bias?

  • will

    Lol

  • Steel B

    Ankle or shoulder,……which is it??? You can just spin the dial for this guy. Always injured.

  • Steel B

    LOL what are you like 12???

  • WreckIess

    So because YOU don’t know where he’s injured that means he’s soft? Last year he had a hernia and this year he has an injury that he’s not supposed to miss any games with and he’s soft? That doesn’t sound stupid to you yet?