They passed on Chris Canty and Cullen Jenkins. But with the NFL draft closing in, maybe the Packers are considering a different defensive lineman in free agency.

The Packers had restricted free agent Steve McLendon in on a visit Wednesday, a source confirmed to the Journal Sentinel. The 27-year-old nose tackle received the low tender ($1.323 million) from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thus, if the Packers do sign McLendon and the Steelers opt not to match, they would not need to give up any draft picks in return.

The deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets is Friday.

With experience in a 3-4 scheme, McLendon would appeal to the Packers. He's isn't as expensive as the other free agent options and, at 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, the nose tackle offers a lot of size up front. In 16 games last season, McLendon finished with seven tackles and two sacks. In three years total, he has recorded 22 tackles and three sacks. He originally latched on with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie out of Troy.