Steelers activate LB Bud Dupree, put Heyward, Wheaton on IR

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated linebacker Bud Dupree and placed him on the active roster a day before Sunday's game in Cleveland.

Dupree, the team's top choice in the 2015 draft, missed Pittsburgh's first nine games because of a groin injury. He had four sacks during his rookie season last fall.

To make room for Dupree, the Steelers placed defensive end Cam Heyward and wide receiver Markus Wheaton on injured reserve on Saturday. Heyward tore a pectoral muscle in last week's loss to Dallas while Wheaton has been slowed all season by a sprained shoulder that failed to heal properly.

Pittsburgh filled Wheaton's spot by promoting running back Daryl Richardson from the practice squad.


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