The Steelers are going to lose nose tackle Steve McLendon in free agency, as Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com tweets that he will become a member of the team the Steelers got the 6th seed in the playoffs over in 2015 – the Jets.
Jets finalizing deal with Steve McClendon after already landing Jarvis Jenkins. Nice value plays to fill the void left by Snacks
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 15, 2016
Losing McLendon isn’t the end of the world for the black and gold by any means, as he only played 25-30 percent of snaps for the Steelers defense.
With McLendon going on to greener pastures, the Steelers will likely fill the position with 2014 6th round pick Dan McCullers, who last season played in 12 games with half a sack.
McCullers is just 23 years old and the team is still high on his development, and feel that he can mature into a solid player on the defensive line.
McLendon with the Jets will fill the void left by Damon Harrison, who left one New York team for another when he left the Jets to join the Giants.