While many are still smarting from the move to release James Harrison, the Black and Gold today placed a couple of tenders on restricted free agents.
The club placed a low tender on nose tackle Steve McLendon, who should replace free agent Casey Hampton in the middle of the Steelers line.
The Steelers tender on McLendon is for $1.3 million. Some felt the team would put a second-round tender on McLendon, which would have been $2 million.
The team also put tenders on running backs Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman.
Both players get low tenders, also $1.3 million. The Steelers would get a sixth-round pick as compensation if they lose Dwyer to another team and no compensation for Redman because he was undrafted.
As of now, the team is about $3.4 mil under the salary cap.