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    Steelers Extend McClendon

    Three year deal, max value of $7.25, $1.675 guaranteed, $5 million in first 2 years.

    Reported on Twitter by Schefter and some of the beat writers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Three year deal, max value of $7.25, $1.675 guaranteed, $5 million in first 2 years.

    Reported on Twitter by Schefter and some of the beat writers...
    Guess it shows you who values Mclendon. Some posters on this board are still undervaluing him. I agree, however, that he needs to play end on our defense.
    Here comes the BOOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Guess it shows you who values Mclendon. Some posters on this board are still undervaluing him. I agree, however, that he needs to play end on our defense.
    Play DE or change to a one-gap system where his talents aren't wasted occupying blockers
    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Play DE or change to a one-gap system where his talents aren't wasted occupying blockers
    Yes, we should adjust the whole defensive system for Steve McClendon, a former undrafted free agent who was signed to a contract paying him at a level of an average to below average veteran starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Yes, we should adjust the whole defensive system for Steve McClendon, a former undrafted free agent who was signed to a contract paying him at a level of an average to below average veteran starter.
    No, we should change it because it no longer generates pressure and creates turnovers. McLendon would be just one of many who benefit from the willingness to change but it is unlikely to happen because of one person.
    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Play DE or change to a one-gap system where his talents aren't wasted occupying blockers
    Someone send Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, and Brett Kiesel memos informing them that their entire Steeler careers were wasted because they were occupying blockers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Play DE or change to a one-gap system where his talents aren't wasted occupying blockers
    Kimo von Oelhoffen played an adequate NT for one year here before sliding over to DE for 5 more... with Ziggy Hood and Brett Keisel's deals both expiring after the 2013 season, you may eventually get your wish. This deal gives us a short term solution at NT and flexibilty in dealing with those contract situations longer term.

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    Seems fairly cheap. Maybe Spaeth is no longer our best offseason move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Three year deal, max value of $7.25, $1.675 guaranteed, $5 million in first 2 years.

    Reported on Twitter by Schefter and some of the beat writers...
    Wonder what the first year cap hit will be on this new deal compared to what we gave him in his RFA tender (since we only have $800K leeway right now until we get more cap room in June when the Willie Colon release becomes official)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Wonder what the first year cap hit will be on this new deal compared to what we gave him in his RFA tender (since we only have $800K leeway right now until we get more cap room in June when the Willie Colon release becomes official)?
    This has to put the Steelers perilously close to the cap. I suppose that a lot of the cap impact will be based on the incentives - the blurbs I saw had a max payout of $7.25 million, so it's possible that the guarantees are lower.

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