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Terrance Knighton | Defensive Lineman

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 331
College: Temple
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Impending free agent DT Terrance Knighton said the Broncos haven't indicated to him that he'll be back with the team in 2015.
Coming off another strong season that saw him grade out as a top-nine interior run-stuffer, Knighton will be looking to cash in as a soon-to-be 29-year-old. He's always had success under Jack Del Rio and could potentially follow him to Oakland if he's to get the Raiders' head-coaching job. The Broncos have to lock up fellow free agents Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas before Knighton. Jan 14 - 2:24 PM

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Terrance Knighton said he will not let his contract situation become a distraction.

Knighton rightfully believes he's outperformed the two year, $4.5 million deal he signed with Denver in March of 2013. But the Broncos have no room to extend him now, and he should be setting his sights on 2015 free agency anyway. He just watched defensive tackles like Paul Soliai, Earl Mitchell and Linval Joseph get paid in a big way. If Knighton sustains last year's level of play, he'll be getting at least $10 million guaranteed in 2015.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Mile High Sports reports Broncos DT Terrance Knighton feels he's outperformed his current contract and wants a new deal.

Knighton inked a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Broncos last offseason after a couple down seasons in Jacksonville. Reuniting with DC Jack Del Rio was what "Pot Roast" needed, and he graded out as a top-ten defensive tackle at Pro Football Focus in 2013. Knighton is 27 years old and is in the prime of his career. Denver could look to extend him. If not, Knighton could choose to skip some offseason practice sessions to make his voice heard.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Broncos NT Terrance Knighton recorded four tackles, two for a loss, and a 10-yard sack in Denver's AFC Championship game win over New England.

Knighton's critical sack came against Patriots All-World LG Logan Mankins on a critical play in the game. The stats still don't show Knighton's full impact on the AFCCG, as he almost singlehandedly controlled the line of scrimmage and was the best defender on either side. Knighton, 27, finished the regular season as a top-ten defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He was an offseason free-agent steal on a two-year, $4.5 million contract.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Broncos NT Terrance Knighton will compete for a starting spot on the defensive line.

Knighton, who joined Denver to reunite with Jack Del Rio, will compete with Kevin Vickerson and first-round pick Sylvester Williams to start at defensive tackle. Regardless of who ends up starting, all three players will see heavy snaps as part of a rotation. Although he's been inconsistent as a pro, Knighton had his best season under Del Rio. He's a candidate for a bounce-back year.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Broncos agreed to terms with DT Terrance Knighton, formerly of the Jaguars, on a two-year, $4.5 million contract.

"Pot Roast" is reuniting with his old boss, ex-Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio. Knighton, 26, flashes brilliance at times, but his play has been far too inconsistent the last couple of seasons. He had his best year under Del Rio in 2010, registering 34 tackles and four sacks. The 6-foot-3, 336-pound behemoth will line up next to Kevin Vickerson and attempt to shut down running games.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:38:00 PM

ESPN and USA Today report the Broncos are close to an agreement with free agent DT Terrance Knighton.

"Pot Roast" would be reuniting with former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio in Denver. Knighton can clog running lanes with the best of them, but is coming off an up-and-down campaign. He's still only 27 (in July), however. He's well worth a flier.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:39:00 AM

Free agent DT Terrance Knighton has scheduled a visit with the Broncos.

Denver has been surprisingly red hot early in free agency, hammering out a Louis Vasquez deal, aggressively pursuing CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and now targeting Knighton. Knighton is a 26-year-old nose tackle type.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Jaguars GM David Caldwell isn't ruling out re-signing free agent DT Terrance Knighton.

Jacksonville won't overpay, though, as Caldwell deemed Knighton's return a mere "possibility." Knighton, 26, is a 6-foot-3, 336-pound underachiever. A change of scenery might help get Knighton's motor running more consistently.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:44:00 PM

The Denver Post believes the Broncos could target free agent DT Terrance Knighton.

DTs Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson are free agents, while Knighton would be reuniting with former coach Jack Del Rio in Denver. All three players had similar seasons in 2012, meaning the choice could come down to price. However, Knighton (26) has a significant age advantage on both Bannan (34 in April) and Vickerson (30). Of course, that should make him more expensive.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 12:30:00 PM

The Florida Times Union believes impending free agent DT Terrance Knighton's chances of returning have increased with the hiring of Gus Bradley.

Beat writer Ryan O'Halloran points to Bradley's affection for bigger-bodied tackles to clog the middle, and Knighton certainly fits the bill at 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds. However, he started just four games in 2012 and was demoted to a reserve role under the old regime. Knighton, 26, figures to be one of Jacksonville's priorities this offseason, assuming his contract demands are reasonable.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 01:17:00 PM

The Jaguars have demoted DT Terrance Knighton out of the starting lineup.

Knighton started the first four games, managing seven tackles and one sack. He's getting replaced by C.J. Mosley, who started against the Bears before the bye and picked up five tackles. It's bad timing for Knighton, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 09:03:00 AM

Jaguars NT Terrance Knighton (eye surgery) has been medically cleared for camp.

Knighton will enter his contract year motivated after a promise from GM Gene Smith regarding a forthcoming extension. The 26-year-old managed 26 tackles in 13 starts a year ago. His job in Jacksonville's defense is to tie up blockers and control the line of scrimmage, leading to minimal box score production.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 06:54:00 PM

Jaguars NT Terrance Knighton (eye surgery) will begin camp on the active/PUP list.

This, after Knighton declared himself 100 percent on Friday. Knighton was probably overly optimistic, while the Jags are likely being overly cautious. Playing at "sub-330" pounds this summer, Knighton shouldn't remain sidelined for long.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 09:50:00 AM

Jaguars NT Terrance Knighton declared himself fully recovered from the eye injury he suffered in an April bar brawl.

Knighton also reported to camp at "sub-330," meaning his weight is in order and down 20-30 pounds from where he played as a first-, second-, and third-year player. Knighton is angling for a contract extension, promised to him by GM Gene Smith if he got his conditioning under control. He's well on his way.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 02:37:00 PM