On Friday, the Green Bay Packers re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion to a three-year, $11.25 million contract and with that, we might finally have a real comparative for what Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon might be looking for in the coming weeks.
Details of the contract that Guion signed are still sketchy at this point and while it is believed to have Pro Bowl escalators included in it, we will assume that the total max value of the deal is $11.25 until we hear otherwise. Additionally, it will be interesting to see just how much of that contract is guaranteed.
While Guion did play some defensive end for the Packers last season, he is really a nose tackle by trade. He finished the 2015 regular season with 21 total tackles in 330 snaps played.
As for McLendon, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in a few more weeks, he registered 14 total tackles including 1 sack in 379 snaps played in 2015. Several weeks ago, I estimated McLendon’s market value at $3.25 million per season and being as Guion’s new deal will likely work out to be $3.75 million a season, I think my market value for the Steelers veteran might be right on the money.
On Friday, the Steelers re-signed their first unrestricted free agent in long snapper Greg Warren, so a few more re-signings figure to be forthcoming before the start of the new league year. It won’t be surprising to see McLendon re-signed in the coming weeks.