Back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Newsfeed

Buccaneers announce the acquisition of veteran McLendon

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the acquisition of nose tackle Steve McLendon (mah-CLEN-don) as part of a trade with the New York Jets. The Buccaneers sent a sixth-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft in exchange for McLendon and a 2023 seventh-round pick.

McLendon (6-3, 310) comes to the Buccaneers after spending the last four-plus seasons with the New York Jets (2016-20). Over 65 career games with the Jets, including 59 starts, he recorded 158 tackles (100 solo, 28 for loss), 17 quarterback hits, 7.