|Steelers sign Steve McClendon to three-year deal|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, April 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm ET
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One day after he visited the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed restricted free agent nose guard Steve McClendon to a new three-year contract.
The Steelers didn't want to risk potentially losing McClendon.
A former undrafted free agent at Troy, McClendon was assigned a low tender of $1.323 million.
The Steelers owned the right of first refusal to match any offer sheet, but McClendon wasn't signed to an offer sheet.
He played in every game last season.
McClendon, 27, is a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder who recorded seven tackles and two sacks last season.
In three NFL seasons and 37 games with one start, McClendon has 22 tackles and three sacks.
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