The New York Jets announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed veteran DT Steve McLendon.
Manish Mehta reports that McLendon receives a one-year contract worth $2.5 million and can be worth up $3.5 million.
McLendon, 33, wound up signing on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Troy back in 2010. After six years in Pittsburgh, McLendon departed in 2016 and signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Jets.
McLendon made a base salary of $3 million for the 2018 season before testing the open market this offesason.
In 2018, McLendon appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and recorded 34 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 interior defender out of 112 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 Available Free Agents list.