Steve McLendon

2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Defensive End

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



The Pessimist’s Take: No 3-4 DEs During Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


The Optimist’s Take: No 3-4 DEs During Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…




Cameron Heyward Knows Team Needs Depth To Stay Fresh

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to bolster their defensive line depth this offseason. They needed to do so last offseason when their starting defensive ends, Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt, were logging over 90 percent of the team’s snaps toward the end of the season. Everybody knows it. The Steelers know…


Ricardo Mathews Eases Urgency Of Addressing DL Depth

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move yesterday in signing their fourth outside free agent, adding to the roster defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews. I will let Alex Kozora’s breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steelers to speak toward what he will be able to offer in terms of on-field ability, but…


The Pessimist’s Take: McCullers In The Middle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


The Optimist’s Take: McCullers In The Middle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Cam Heyward Talks Keith Butler And Daniel McCullers

One of the most friendly people with the media, and someone who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, Cam Heyward sat down for a fantastic interview with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews.  They covered a ton of topics, go check out the full, five-minute clip at the link here (Part 2 will…


More Steve McLendon Contract Details With Jets Now Known

Former Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon recently signed a three-year contract with the New York Jets that can reportedly be worth up to $12 million and as of Wednesday, we now know a few more details related to that deal. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post,…


Tomlin Says Nose Tackle Position Is ‘Being Minimized Globally’

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is currently in Boca Raton, Florida attending the annual league meetings and during a one-on-one interview with Missi Matthews of steelers.com, he was asked about the state of the nose tackle position now that offenses as a whole have evolved over the course of…


Colbert Talks Progress Of Daniel McCullers, Defensive Line Needs

With the bulk of the free agent signing period now behind us and the 2016 NFL Draft quickly approaching, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have glaring needs on their defensive line. Ahead of this week’s annual league meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert not only addressed the…