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Report: Steelers Free Agent NT Steve McLendon To Visit Jets On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon will finally make a visit as the New York Jets are scheduled to bring him in on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

McLendon, who played nearly 400 defensive snaps in 2015, was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Troy in 2009. Last season, McLendon registered 14 total tackles and one sack as the team’s nose tackle. He did, however, start one game at left defensive end when starter Stephon Tuitt was sidelined with a knee injury.

When McLendon was on the field last season, opposing offenses averaged just 2.31 yards per rush as opposed to 3.62 yards when he was on the sidelines.

The Jets are looking at McLendon as a possible replacement for nose tackle Damon Harrison, who signed last week with the New York Giants as an unrestricted free agent.

McLendon turned 30 this past January and he did not become the Steelers full-time starting nose tackle until 2013.

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