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Former Steeler Bud Dupree excited for potential return to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be in the market for an edge defender this offseason and they might have a perfect fit. Veteran Markus Golden is a free agent and Pittsburgh will need to replace him as part of the edge rotation. If Golden isn’t re-signed, former Steeler Bud Dupree would love to have a reunion with his old team.

In an interview, Dupree waxed nostalgic about his time with the Steelers. Dupree talked very positively about head coach Mike Tomlin and many of his former teammates. And then when asked about coming back to the Steelers, showed he’s still a Steeler at heart.

For sure! If the opportunity came up definitely! It’s a great organization and Tomlin – he is who he is. The standard is the standard – for sure I’d go back.

Dupree spent his first six NFL seasons with Pittsburgh before leaving for a big contract with the Tennessee Titans. Dupree was never able to duplicate his top production that he had with the Steelers but could be a valuable addition to the Steelers pass-rushing unit behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire