Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/11/12

PITTSBURGH - 2009: Steve McLendon of the Pittsburgh Steelers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by NFL Photos)
No Casey Hampton, no problem for the Steelers. At least for now that’s been the case so far in training camp and after one preseason game. While the Steelers would love to have the Big Snack healthy and at his normal post anchoring the defensive line, he’s still on the PUP recovering from his ACL surgery. Fortunately for them though their smart drafting and offseason homework looks to be paying off with 2 quality nose tackles on the roster. Defensive Line Coach John Mitchell has been talking up Steve McLendon since the offseason began and McLendon so far has delivered as promised. When Hampton revealed he had the torn ACL, everyone began to wonder if the Steelers were going to draft a future Hampton or rely on the young prospect on the roster already. Most felt like McLendon, who at the time was around 285 lbs wasn’t big enough or stout enough to play NT in a 34 defense. That’s when Mitchell stepped in and told everyone to just wait and see, that McLendon was a budding star and woul...
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