DT Steve McLendon has re-signed with the New York Jets, agreeing to a 1-year deal worth $2.5M. The maximum value of the deal is $3.5M. McLendon, 33, will be entering his 10th year in the NFL. He's a locker room leader with an unquestionable work ethic. Last season he started in 14 games for the Gang Green, recording 34 tackles (22 solo).
The Jets signed McLendon as a free agent in 2016 when he signed a 3-year deal worth $12M. He recorded a career high 3.5 sacks in 2016 and then added another 1.5 sacks in 2017. While his production has noticeably diminished, the Jets can definitely use his leadership and ability to stop the run.
Earlier in the week, the Gang Green also re-signed DE Henry Anderson, who had a breakthrough season last year.
In other news, the Jets also re-signed C Jonotthan Harrison and CB Darryl Roberts. Last season Harrison started in 8 games, while Roberts had one interception and 7 pass defenses.