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Steve McLendon not a lock to be on the Jets roster

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Head Coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets speaks with Defensive Lineman Steve McLendon #99 during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

  • New York Jets starting nose tackle Steve McLendon is not a lock to make the team’s final 53-man roster this preseason, according to the New York Post.
  • McClendon struggled this past season, earning a career-low 49.5 overall grade in his first season with the Jets in 2016.
  • He did remain effective against the run, however, finishing third among defensive tackles in run stop percentage at 12.0, with 20 stops on 167 run defense snaps.

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