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Steelers Free Agent NT Steve McLendon to Sign with the Jets

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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.

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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. DaveB.

    March 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Steve McClendon was never in the same stratosphere as was Casey Hampton , but he was a veteran with considerable playing time . Dan McCullers is a complete unknown who rarely saw the field last year as a rookie . Hopefully , the Steelers know something that we dont . If not , this is another loss to a defense that cant afford any more losses .

  2. DaveB.

    March 18, 2016 at 5:15 am

    In case the Steelers front office has fell asleep , somebody needs to wake them up . In less than a week our defense has lost , Sean Spence , Steve McClendon , Antwon Blake and Terence Garvin . Two of those were starters . They havent signed even one defensive free agent to replace any of those players . Wake up Steelers , your offense cant score 50 a game every week to compensate for your non existent defense .

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