Steelers in Memoriam: All those that were lost this offseason

Vince Williams #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) is introduced. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports /

Bud Dupree (2015-2021)

Bud Dupree had an amazing last couple of seasons with the Steelers and that led to him being paid the big bucks when he finally became a free agent. He was paid handsomely by the Tennessee Titans and that is a nice fit for him.

It will be interesting to see if that production can continue without T.J. Watt on the opposite side of him but the defensive fit in Nashville makes perfect sense. Many forget that Dupree struggled a lot during the early portions of his career until recently. He then turned his career around and became one half of the dynamic duo between him and Watt on the edges. They were the best duo in the NFL and there is no question about that. Good luck with the Titans because if you cannot keep up the production, then this could be a tough contract to continue forward with.

Matt Feiler (2015-2021)

Matt Feiler was a promising right tackle in the NFL before Ramon Foster hung up his cleats for good. The Steelers forced him to move inside to left guard and that is when issues began to arise. Feiler is a decent guard but he is a better right tackle in the eyes of many.

He got paid very well to go to the Los Angeles Chargers and honestly, good for him and his family. These players should always get as much money as possible. This is a great story of a player working extremely hard to get rewarded with a nice payday. Luckily for Pittsburgh, Kevin Dotson played better last year and will fill in nicely as the starter.