The Jets announced on Saturday afternoon that the team has signed veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to a one-year contract extension.
Originally an undrafted rookie free agent signing with Pittsburgh in 2009, McLendon, now 33 years old, originally joined the Jets in 2016 on a three-year deal. This past march, the Troy product re-signed with Gang Green on a one-year deal. Now, he will be under contract through the 2020 season.
In four seasons with the Jets, McLendon has appeared in 47 games, starting 42 of them. A run-controlling nose tackle, McLendon has also chipped in with 6.0 sacks for Gang Green, including one against the Eagles last Sunday.
Prior to joining the Jets in 2016, McLendon appeared in 79 games over six seasons with the Steelers, and was a member of the team that reached Super Bowl XLV, falling to the Packers.