Restrictive free agents have until Friday to sign their tender offers, and in an interesting development, Howard Balzer reports Wednesday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has visited with the Green Bay Packers today.
April 19 is deadline for restricted free agents to submit offer sheets. Steelers RFA NT Steve McLendon visited Green Bay topday.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) April 17, 2013
McLendon, who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Troy in 2009, was given an right of first refusal tender in the amount of $1.323 million before the start of free agency.
Being as McLendon was not drafted, should the Packers sign him to an offer sheet and the Steelers decide not to match it, Pittsburgh would not receive anything as compensation.
The Steelers currently have $742,760.00 in cap space at their disposal while the Packers now have $17,459,553.00 in cap space.
McLendon is currently penciled in to be the starter this year as Casey Hampton is not expected to be re-signed. Last season, McLendon played less than 150 total snaps and recorded 7 total tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble.