May 25, 2024

Chargers sign pass rusher Bud Dupree to two-year deal worth up to $10 million


The Chargers aren’t done fortifying their roster with the draft passed and rookie minicamp underway.

Los Angeles signed pass rusher Bud Dupree to a two-year, $6 million deal that can be worth up to $10 million, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Saturday.

The team confirmed Dupree’s signing shortly after.

The decision to move out west provides Dupree his third home in as many years, which comes after he experienced a slight resurgence on the Atlanta Falcons following two injury-affected seasons as a Tennessee Titan.

Dupree tallied 6.5 sacks in 2023, the third most of his career, and delivered 39 tackles — four more than what he produced in his two prior seasons combined. He added three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and eight quarterback hits in 16 starts.

His sack total last season also bumped him to 53 in his career, placing him in the 50-club with his new teammates Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack, who have 67 and 101.5, respectively.

Coach Jim Harbaugh and Co. likely plan to use the 31-year-old as a rotational piece behind those two as they look to improve a unit that ranked 24th in scoring and 28th in yards allowed last season under the old guard.



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