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Terrance Knighton unlikely to get a new deal from Broncos

Terrance Knighton AP

Terrance Knighton might want a new deal from the Broncos.

But wanting one and getting one are two different stories.

According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, the Broncos aren’t expected to try to extend the defensive tackle’s deal with a year left on it, letting him play out the year with a $2.75 million salary cap number.

While it’s reasonable to argue he’s outplayed his deal, he’s also carrying the third-highest cap number on the Broncos defense, behind Champ Bailey and Von Miller. Bailey will likely be asked to take a pay cut this offseason, but the Broncos have a lot of free agent business to do.

As long as Peyton Manning’s chewing up such a large chunk of the cap on the other side of the ball, the Broncos will continue to look for bargains, and try to hold them to those deals as long as they can.

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25 Responses to “Terrance Knighton unlikely to get a new deal from Broncos”
  1. thepftpoet says: Feb 12, 2014 2:16 PM

    Join the Vikings, you could be out 2nd string waterboy.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 12, 2014 2:19 PM

    Yeah they should wait and see, that sounds like plenty of money for the year. Let’s see how he does next year before inking him to a big money deal. He hasn’t proven enough to get the team to throw some big money at him for the long-term just yet. It’s too early for him.

  3. blue18hutthutt says: Feb 12, 2014 2:19 PM

    Why do you insist on pointing out Manning’s cap number while failing to mention that Brady, Flacco, Brees, Eli, Matt Ryan, Rodgers etc. command similar salary numbers?

  4. backdapack4evr says: Feb 12, 2014 2:25 PM

    Vikings = Mr. Irrelevant!!
    Lol

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 12, 2014 2:26 PM

    Terrance be eating rump roast.

  6. meatcarroll says: Feb 12, 2014 2:29 PM

    The Broncos sure wish they had Russell Wilson and his epic salary cap number instead of Choking Horseface. Bow down to your Seattle Seahawks masters.

  7. meatcarroll says: Feb 12, 2014 2:29 PM

    The Broncos sure wish they had Russell Wilson and his epic salary cap number instead of Choking Horseface. Bow down to your Seattle Seahawks masters.

  8. elwaysagenius says: Feb 12, 2014 2:30 PM

    Wait to see if Sylvester Williams improves enough to make knighton unnecessary

  9. kd75 says: Feb 12, 2014 2:35 PM

    Pork Chopped!

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Feb 12, 2014 2:36 PM

    Well, he got cut from the Jags…then Jack picked him up and he stepped up for him in a pinch. Good season. If he can parlay that situation into a contract with a conference champion? More power to him.

  11. willycents says: Feb 12, 2014 2:36 PM

    “the Broncos will continue to look for bargains”
    Uh, please list the teams that do not look for bargains? Other than Dallas, of course.

  12. humb0lt says: Feb 12, 2014 2:48 PM

    Peyton Manning is still the greatest regular season quarterback of all time.

  13. tigerlilac says: Feb 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    “While it’s reasonable to argue he’s outplayed his deal, he’s also carrying the third-highest cap number on the Broncos defense, behind Champ Bailey and Von Miller.” Yes, but 12 players have a higher cap number. Your statement is a reason to increase his salary and decrease some of the 12 in front of him.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 12, 2014 2:51 PM

    The Broncos sure wish they had Russell Wilson and his epic salary cap number instead of Choking Horseface. Bow down to your Seattle Seahawks masters.

    Just when you think the worst trolls were fans of the ravens this dude appears.

    Don’t think Seadderal doesn’t have their own looming cap problems with all their new stars wanting to be paid skippy.

  15. discountdoublecheck says: Feb 12, 2014 2:52 PM

    Sorry Terrance. You ain’t FDR and you ain’t gettin a New Deal.

  16. seaeagle707 says: Feb 12, 2014 2:57 PM

    Everyone everywhere believes that they are worth more than their current compensation (with perhaps Warren Buffet being the lone exception). It has long been an accepted tactic of labor negotiations to ask/demand more, knowing that the final numbers won’t match that. The great season tells one story for Pot Roast, the Super Bowl tells another. He’s seen the seats fill up at Mile High, every gameday, and he no doubt resents it just a little bit, that his QB is hauling such a big chunk of that loot home each week.

    I actually applaud his efforts, as I do for most players on the Defensive side. They’re the ones who pit their bodies against the other team scoring and are therefore just as valuable to a team as the flashy QB’s, RB’s, and WR’s. Without a sturdy and strong D, that latter bunch won’t get enough time on the field to work their magic.

    But don’t go looking for a big payday elsewhere big fella, because every team has its eyes on the cap as well. Get the most that you can and content yourself that you aren’t making far less, working like the stiffs that fill the stadium seats.

  17. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    We win Super Bowls.

  18. craigkintexas says: Feb 12, 2014 3:06 PM

    Pay the man!

  19. athwartships says: Feb 12, 2014 3:29 PM

    By all means, give Papa Peyton all the money and go bargain basement on defense…..seemed to work out real well in a game I watched recently.

  20. phinatic29 says: Feb 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    “he’s also carrying the third-highest cap number on the Broncos defense, behind Champ Bailey and Von Miller.”

    Sounds like even more a reason to pay him to me. Bailey is done and Miller does not seem like the most reliable guy in the world between injuries and suspensions.

    I hope Denver doesn’t pay him. Would love to see him go on the open market in ’15.

  21. trubroncfan07 says: Feb 12, 2014 3:49 PM

    Don’t pay Meat Loaf and make Manning take a pay cut as well so we can bring in the right pieces in to win a championship.

  22. ty46 says: Feb 12, 2014 3:53 PM

    “As long as Peyton Manning’s chewing up such a large chunk of the cap on the other side of the ball”

    You mean 8th highest QB cap number in the league??? Get off his back.

  23. justadude71 says: Feb 12, 2014 3:53 PM

    Well, if Manning wants another ring, he could free up 9 million easily for the Broncos to sign talent.

  24. dtskywalkerjordanshero says: Feb 12, 2014 4:20 PM

    He will stay. Vickerson will be back and healty too. Peyton will re-structure his contract. Bailey will re-structure his and move to safety. Moreno and Decker will bail…

  25. jda129 says: Feb 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    The fat kid who drinks a bowl of gravy is a big fan of pot roast. Ah yeah… bowl of gravy!

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