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Terrance Knighton | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 355
College: Temple
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (72) / JAC
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Free agent NT Terrance Knighton has officially retired.
Knighton fell out of the league in 2016 and didn't draw any interest this offseason. He had an eight-year career as a run stopper, starting of 96-of-108 games. Knighton plans to pursue a job in coaching. Wed, Apr 12, 2017 07:50:00 PM

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Free agent NT Terrance Knighton is visiting the Redskins Monday.

Washington is also visiting with DT Phil Taylor. Knighton started 15 games for the Redskins last season, and the defense could certainly use his run-stopping prowess in the middle of the line. It would not be surprising if this deal gets done.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Patriots released DT Terrance Knighton.

The writing was on the wall after Knighton did not play a snap in the third preseason game. Signed to a "one-year, $4.5 million deal" in March, the man they call Pot Roast is now on the look for his fourth team in three seasons. The Patriots will save just over $1.75 million against the cap with this move.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 09:01:00 AM

Terrance Knighton said he’s concerned about his future with the Patriots.

Knighton’s roster status is in doubt after he didn't play in New England’s third preseason game. He’s behind Malcom Brown, Markus Kuhn, Anthony Johnson, and Joe Vellano. The Patriots can save $1.77M from releasing Knighton.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Patriots DT Terrance Knighton was a healthy scratch Friday night.

It is a bad sign for Knighton, who is reportedly on the wrong side of the roster bubble. When asked why Knighton did not play, Bill Belichick said he is still working on "some new techniques, some new things...different things than what he's used to doing." Signed to a "one-year, $4.5 million deal" in March, Knighton's stay in New England looks like it will be a short one.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:36:00 PM

CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports it's "starting to look like" Patriots DT Terrance Knighton is "on the outside looking in" for a roster spot.

According to Giardi, Knighton has had a "surprising lack of hold at the point of attack" and "very little movement." He's certainly behind Malcom Brown on the depth chart. Markus Kuhn, Anthony Johnson, and Joe Vellano are also in the mix for jobs. Knighton was pushed around in the second preseason game.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Terrance Knighton is competing for one of the Patriots' starting defensive tackle jobs.

Last year's first-round pick Malcom Brown is locked in as one of the starters but the other DT spot is up for grabs. Knighton's primary competition figures to come from Alan Branch, who earned PFF's No. 36 grade out of 123 defensive tackles last year. Woodrow Hamilton, Anthony Johnson, Frank Kearse, Markus Kuhn, Vincent Valentine and Joe Vellano will be in the mix for backup roles.
Source: NESN.com
Sun, May 22, 2016 08:52:00 AM

The Houston Chronicle reports new Patriots NT Terrance Knighton will be subject to four $75,000 weigh-ins in 2016.

Knighton's weight is a notorious issue, so the Pats have tied $300,000 in incentives to it. Knighton's deal has a modest base of $2.05 million, but another $2.5 million is available through various incentives. A motivated and fit Knighton would be a major asset in the middle of the Patriots' defensive line.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Newly-signed Patriots NT Terrance Knighton has weight-based incentives in his contract.

Knighton says he has already lost weight this offseason, and he will keep it off if that is what his new coaching staff wants. "I'm in a lot better shape than I was last year. Contractually, I'll have weights that I need to hit," Knighton said. "Whatever the coaches want me to play at, that's what I'll be." With Knighton joining Dominique Easley, Malcom Brown and Alan Branch, the Patriots should have one of the better interior line rotations in football.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Patriots signed NT Terrance Knighton, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Concerned about Knighton's ever-troublesome conditioning, the Redskins were also only offering one year, but apparently less money. Although he's coming off a down season, Knighton provides a massive body for an interior line where the Patriots (effectively) mixed and matched post-Vince Wilfork in 2015. Going on 30, Knighton was highly effective in 2014, and can still be a disruptive force in the middle of a defense. He's reportedly in much better shape than he was last year, shedding 30-40 pounds.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 06:06:00 PM

The Washington Times reports free agent NT Terrance Knighton is "leaning toward" signing with the Patriots.

Knighton is believed to be fielding offers from both New England and Washington. The Redskins have never seemed that interested in re-signing Pot Roast, so it's no surprise they'll lose the bidding war. Knighton battled migraines last season and wasn't able to work out as much as he'd have liked. He's allegedly dropped 30-40 pounds since the season and is in much better shape.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Free agent NT Terrance Knighton will visit the Redskins on Wednesday.

Knighton evidently left his Patriots visit without a contract. Pot Roast, who played for the Redskins last season, is the best free agent lineman remaining by a significant margin. The famously rotund tackle has reportedly lost 30 pounds this offseason. Visiting the team he played for in 2015 is probably about the Redskins gauging his shape.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Free agent NT Terrance Knighton is visiting the Patriots on Monday.

This is Knighton's first reported visit. The Patriots were reportedly in on Nick Fairley, but he ended up signing with the Saints. Knighton does not get to the quarterback like Fairley, but he offers a big, run-stuffing body on the interior of the defensive line. Knighton was stout against the run in limited snaps with the Redskins last season.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Free agent NT Terrance Knighton hasn't heard from the Redskins since the end of the season.

"I haven’t got any hint that maybe they want me back or anything," Knighton said. "I haven’t heard anything. I understand it’s a business. [But] I’m not really understanding the whole [reason why] a guy like myself and what I bring to a team, and what I bring to the field, [is] bouncing around like this. But it will catch up with itself." Knighton received solid marks for his run defense in his lone season with the Redskins, but the team seems to be aiming higher at the nose.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 10:43:00 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim indicates free agent NT Terrance Knighton may not return to Washington.

Keim says Knighton is unlikely to return unless "the Redskins can’t find another nose tackle and he loses weight. Even then it might not happen." Per ESPN Stats, the Redskins yielded 4.23 yards per carry with Knighton in the game last year. That number is far too high. On the free agent market, Ian Williams (49ers) and Damon Harrison (Jets) would both be upgrades on Knighton.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 03:59:00 PM

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