The Jets have made another move to bring back a member of last year's team:
McLendon is a good locker room guy and run defender but it seemed likely he was headed out the door. With Mike Pennel not re-signed, the Jets needed someone who could play the nose tackle position, so this is an important move from a roster standpoint.
However, the Athletic's Connor Hughes recently implies that McLendon was seeking a new deal worth $10 million a year which is an alarming amount for someone who has never played 500 snaps in a season.
Having already given Darryl Roberts and Jonotthan Harrison deals much higher than they'd have been expected to land on the open market, it would be concerning if the Jets had again paid over the odds in a situation where they were probably bidding against themselves with more attractive options on the market. What's the opposite of a hometown discount?
Nobody else reported anything of the sort, so perhaps this was just a case of Hughes getting his wires crossed.
We'll update with the final numbers when we can.
UPDATE: The final numbers make a lot more sense. Per Manish Mehta of the Daily News, it's a one-year deal for $2.5 million with another $1 million in potential incentives.