Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/31/13
Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is getting a late start o heading for greatness. After sitting behind Steelers great Casey Hampton, he isn’t in the mood to settle for good anymore. McLendon is the heir apparent to Hampton, but he’s still has to go out and prove he’s the right guy for the job. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and he was a final cut in training camp, but re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He was released in November 2009, but re-signed in December. He was signed to a reserve/future contract on January 2010. McLendon was a final cut for the second straight season when he was released in September 2010. He was re-signed to the practice squad and the Steelers signed McLendon to their active roster in September and he’s been gradually fighting towards to starting nose tackle job since then. When Hampton was let go in 2013, the team announced McLendon the starter, for the first time in his professional career
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