McLendon had five tackles, including two sacks, during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
McLendon was an unsung player among the Jets' defensive line, with Muhammad Wilkerson (1.5 sacks) and Leonard Williams (2.5 sacks) getting most of the attention Sunday. Despite the strong performance, his playing time isn't likely to be as high in Week 2 when the Jets will have Sheldon Richardson available after a Week 1 suspension.
McLendon missed Friday's practice with a toe ailment, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
After signing a three-year deal in March, the Jets are hoping that McLendon can build on a strong 2015 season and become an asset along the defensive line as a run-stopper. There is no indication that the defensive tackle's toe injury is serious, and it is likely that having him sit out practice Friday is more of a precautionary move.
The New York Jets have signed Steve McLendon to a three-year deal, worth up to $12 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
The addition of McLendon, who is viewed as a reliable run-stopper, will help offset the Jets' loss of Damon Harrison in free agency. The 30-year-old nose tackle is off the IDP radar, however, coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 14 tackles and a sack in 16 games (including nine starts) with the Steelers.
Steve McLendon recorded three tackles (all solo) in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
McLendon, who is an unrestricted free agent, finished the season with 14 tackles (11 solo), including one sack. Playing a full 16 games for only the second time in his six-year career didn't seem to help McLendon, who recorded his fewest tackles in three years. When you consider that he also has just five career sacks, there is no reason to be looking at McLendon come your fantasy draft.
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|6||10/17/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
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