The Broncos have been busy on Wednesday and they stayed that way by signing former Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
John Elway tweeted out the news of a two-year deal with Knighton without disclosing any financial terms. Elway called Knighton “a great athlete for his size” who had success playing for current Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio when Del Rio was the head coach in Jacksonville.
That size is certainly something Del Rio likes, as illustrated by what is certainly the finest headline work turned in at PFT by Darin Gantt. Del Rio likes his interior lineman large in the posterior and the man they call Pot Roast certainly qualifies on that front. Knighton played all 16 games for the Jaguars last year, but lost the starting job that he’d held for the previous three years. He still recorded a pair of sacks and 32 tackles after coming back from a serious eye injury in the preseason.
Knighton joins linebacker Stewart Bradley as new additions on the Denver defense, although we’re guessing their acquisitions won’t be the headline story in the Rockies this evening.