McLendon (neck, hip) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reports. McLendon suffered his injuries Sunday against the Panthers, but his full participation Thursday makes it seem as if the ailments are now behind him. Look for the defensive tackle to resume his role in the starting lineup Sunday against the Chiefs.
McLendon is doubtful to return to Sunday's game after suffering a neck/shoulder injury, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. McLendon suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's game. His injury officially is labeled a burner, which is a nerve injury caused from a blow to the neck/shoulder area. Look for Mike Pennel to fill in as long as McLendon is sidelined.
McLendon is not a lock to make the team in 2017, Brian Costello of The New York Post reports. With David Harris (Patriots) and Eric Decker (Titans) now elsewhere, McLendon is just one of four players on the Jets' roster over the age of 30. Since it appears the team is head deep in a rebuild and trending towards a younger roster, it's possible the 31-year-old could be the next to go if fourth-year players Deon Simon and Mike Pennel show promise during training camp and the preseason. The Jets would save just under $3 million by letting McLendon loose.
McLendon (hamstring) was ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Bills. Mauldin injured his hamstring in Week 13 and hasn't played since. Now done for the year, he'll finish his first season in New York with 28 tackles and 2.5 sacks across 11 games.
McLendon (hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Dolphins. This will be the third straight game McLendon will miss with the hamstring ailment and he remains without a timetable for his return. Deon Simon will likely fill in at nose tackle for the Jets again.