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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Shakes off injury

    McLendon (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. McLendon missed a handful of snaps Week 4 against the Broncos, but his injury won't be a long-term issue. Expect the 34-year-old nose tackle to start Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Gearing up Sunday

    McLendon (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. McLendon was a limited participant in practice all week, but he'll fire up for the New York rivalry. The 33-year-old hasn't fallen behind in snaps to rookie first-round pick Quinnen Williams over the last few weeks. His IDP value was already unreliable with just 16 tackles (nine solo) in eight games.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Nursing neck injury

    McLendon is being evaluated for a neck injury Monday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. McLendon suffered what was initially disclosed as a shoulder injury during Monday's loss to the Dolphins, but it's now been revealed that the starting defensive lineman is managing a neck issue. If McLendon were forced to miss any time, rookie first-round pick Quinnen Williams would stand to take over at nose tackle.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Shakes off injury

    McLendon (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. McLendon was limited for the first two practices of the week, but he'll be ready to go against the Jaguars. He and Quinnen Williams split snaps with exactly 41 each in Week 7's loss to the Patriots, so McLendon could be trending toward a reserve role by the end of the season.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Active Monday

    McLendon (hamstring) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Patriots, Randy Lange of the Jets' official website reports. McLendon is nursing a hamstring injury and was considered questionable for the contest as a result. Barring any setbacks, he should be available to take on his usual workload at defensive tackle.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Questionable with hamstring issue

    McLendon has a hamstring injury and is questionable for Monday's game against New England. McLendon was a limited practice participant this week and should have a decent chance of suiting up Monday. The veteran defensive tackle has started all five games this season and has 12 tackles (six solo) and one sack.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Questionable for Sunday

    McLendon (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports. McLendon's only practice of the week came in a limited session Friday, but he played through the injury last week with a similar practice workload. Mike Pennel would likely see some more snaps at nose tackle should McLendon be unable to suit up.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Questionable for Week 9

    McLendon (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports. McLendon suffered the ankle injury in last Sunday's loss to the Bears and his only practice of the week came in a limited session Friday. Mike Pennel would take over the bulk of the snaps at nose tackle should McLendon be inactive.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Suffers ankle injury

    McLendon suffered an ankle injury during New York's loss to the Bears on Sunday. McLendon exited the Week 8 contest due to an ankle injury and was replaced by Mike Pennel. The severity of the starting nose tackle's injury remains undisclosed, so expect an update on McLendon's health when the Jets return to practice.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Unlikely to suit up Thursday

    McLendon (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. McLendon is on track to be the Jets' starting nose tackle in 2018, so the 32-year-old's preseason snap count isn't essential. He played all 16 games in 2017, recording 46 tackles (30 solo) and 1.5 sacks.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Team option for 2018 exercised

    The Jets picked up McLendon's $3.13 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. McLendon enters the third and final year of the deal he signed with the Jets in free agency in March 2016 coming off the best season of his career. Though he saw his sack total drop from 3.5 the year prior down to 1.5, the nose tackle was more effective than ever at stuffing the run game. He finished with 46 tackles in 16 games, exceeding his total (42) from the 2015 and 2016 campaigns combined. The 32-year-old should fill a starting role once again during the upcoming campaign.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Doubtful to return

    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.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Sidelined Week 17

    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.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Ruled out for Saturday

    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.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Out Sunday

    McLendon (hamstring) is ruled out of Sunday's game in San Francisco. McLendon will miss his second consecutive game due to a balky hamstring. Look for Deon Simon to fill in at nose tackle once again.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Nursing hamstring injury

    McLendon (hamstring) is considered questionable for Sunday's contest against the Patriots. McLendon is in danger of missing his first game of the season, although the starting nose tackle may end up being able to play through the minor hamstring injury. If he's unable to suit up in the end, Deon Simon figures to get the start in his place.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Two sacks in opener

    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.
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  • Jets' Steve McLendon: Misses Friday's practice with toe injury

    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.
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  • Troy Polamalu among notable Steelers probable for playoff game

    The following players for the Steelers have been ruled as probable for Saturday's wild-card clash against Baltimore: Offensive tackle Mike Adams (illness), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback Ike Davis and safety Troy Polamalu (knee). Polamalu has missed the previous two games and four of the last seven due to numerous injuries. His teammates scoffed at the idea that the Steelers are better off without the services of Polamalu, after he was a surprise inactive in Week 17. However, Will Allen could cut into Polamalu's playing time on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh is a 3-point home favorite against Baltimore.
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  • Steelers NT Steve McLendon (stinger) expected to return

    Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a stinger in Sunday's game against the Bengals, However, the defensive lineman is probable to return to the AFC North battle.
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