As they've added a bunch of potential game-changing external free agents, the Jets have also been bringing back plenty of their own. The latest is nose tackle Steve McLendon.
The Jets announced the deal with the 33-year-old McLendon, who will receive a one-year deal worth $2.5 million that can max out at $3.5 million, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
McLendon, who has been with the Jets since 2016, has played in all 16 games each of the last two seasons. In 2018, he started 14 games and had 34 total tackles.
Prior to joining the Jets, McLendon spent the first six years of his career with the Steelers.
While the Jets have done a good job keeping their own, they did lose two valuable special teamers -- kicker Jason Myers and return specialist Andre Roberts.