Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list
The Tennessee Titans' marquee free-agent signing is now on two reserve lists to begin training camp.
Outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who was already sidelined while on the Active/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list, has now been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Thursday.
The Reserve/COVID-19 list is for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in quarantine as a result of close contact with an infected individual.
If Dupree has received the COVID-19 vaccine, is fully inoculated and is asymptomatic, he can come off the Reserve/COVID-19 list after two negative tests in a 24-hour span, according to the NFL's updated guidelines.
If Dupree is unvaccinated and tested positive, he faces a 10-day mandatory isolation and can return once he's asymptomatic.
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If he's just an unvaccinated close contact, Dupree is subject to a five-day quarantine.
Dupree is the second member of the Titans to go on the Reserve/COVID-19 list since training camp started, joining defensive back Chris Jones.
Dupree was also placed on the Active/PUP list ahead of training camp, so he's yet to hit the field. He can practice once he clears COVID-19 protocol and passes physical. A return to the active roster from PUP requires the latter.
The Titans signed Dupree to a five-year deal worth $82.5 million to lead their pass rush, which was among the worst in the NFL last season.
Dupree missed the final five games of 2020 with the Steelers after tearing his ACL. He's been rehabbing the injury behind the scenes.