2013 NFL Draft: Team needs
Our analysts examine each team's game plan entering the NFL draft, identifying biggest needs, potential fits and more. More ...
Packers general manager Ted Thompson has never been much of a buyer in free agency, but he may have found a way to shrewdly pilfer a scheme fit for his 3-4 defense. Even after locking up linebacker Clay Matthews with a five-year, $66 million contract extension, the Packers have plenty of room under the salary cap while the Steelers have just $700,000 available.
Although McLendon has been a rotational player to date, there has been sentiment within the Steelers that he would succeed Casey Hampton as the starting nose tackle this season.
UPDATE: McLendon signed a three-year contract worth as much as $7.5 million, a team source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Thursday.