Dom Cosentino reported the Jets brought in Steelers defensive tackle Steve McLendon for a visit on Monday.
Steve McLendon, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last seven seasons with the Steelers, is visiting the Jets' facility in Florham Park, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Those people spoke to NJ Advance Media on condition of anonymity.
McLendon, 30, flew into Newark on Sunday and is heading to the Jets on Monday.
McLendon would profile as a Damon Harrison replacement. He is a run stuffing nose tackle. The 310 pounder was undrafted out of Troy in 2009 and has spent his entire career to date in Pittsburgh.
If you are interested, his last contract averaged around $2.5 million per year. While he might be looking for a raise McLendon profiles as a more affordable option at nose tackle than Harrison (although he is not the same caliber of player).