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Jets Re-Sign Veteran DT Steve McLendon

1-Year Deal, Max Value Of $3.5 Million

March 14, 2019 - 9:20 am
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By WFAN.com 

The Jets haven't exactly made splashes on the defensive line in their 3-4 defense, but they are bringing back guys who have done a good job for them. On Tuesday, the Jets announced they have re-signed veteran defensive tackle Steve McLendon. 

McLendon's deal is reportedly a one-year deal with a base value of $2.5 million and the max value of $3.5 million.

The 33-year-old nose tackle joins recently re-signed defensive end Hendry Anderson and Leonard Williams on the Jets defensive line. The Jets re-signed Anderson to a three-year, $25.2 million deal. The team also announced officially the signings of center Jonotthan Harrison and cornerback Darryl Roberts, which were previously reported. 

The 6'3", 310-pound McLendon has been consistent for the Jets since coming here in 2016. He started 14 games last season and hasn't missed a game the past two seasons. He's played in 43 overall in his three seasons with Gang Green. 

McLendon had 34 tackles last season. The veteran has 199 career tackles, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles on his career. He has always been a good run stuffer, and is expected to be doing just that in 2019 for the Jets defense led by new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.