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The Steelers hopes of going back to the days of having their two starting linebackers be 10+ sack a season players isn’t going to come to fruition.

Sorry Joey Porter.

2nd Year linebacker Bud Dupree who when on the practice field this summer never showed flashes of dominance, has been bothered by an abdominal/groin injury that makes sense for how he never looked right this summer.

Dupree will be sidelined for multiple weeks and has been officially placed on injured reserve/designated for return, meaning he can’t play for the first eight weeks of the season.

Whether Dupree does return this season could come down to whether he has surgery or not. Steelers officials Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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