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Terrance Knighton won’t get emotional about free agency this time

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 20: Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton #98 and defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois #99 of the Washington Redskins celebrate after a fourth down stop against the Buffalo Bills at FedExField on December 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

At this time last year, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was getting set for free agency and feeling upset that the Broncos didn’t share his desire to continue their working relationship for a third season.

Knighton started every game during his two years with Denver and did a strong job up front for the Broncos, although that didn’t lead to a long-term deal once he did hit the market. Knighton signed a one-year deal with the Redskins, leaving him to go through free agency again after starting 15 games and playing his customary role against the running game.

During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Vic Carucci on Tuesday, Knighton said he hasn’t heard from the team about remaining in Washington but that last year’s experience has taught him not to get emotional about the process.

“I haven’t got any hint that they want me back or anything. To me personally, I haven’t heard anything,” Knighton said. “That’s one thing I’m not going to stress about. Obviously last time around I was hoping something could get done with Denver. I was praying on that, talking it up all the time whenever I talked to the media. I felt in my heart that’s where I’d be and my emotions got caught into it. This time around I understand it’s a business. I’m not really understanding why a guy like myself [who brings] what I bring to a team [is] bouncing around like this but it’ll catch up with itself.”

Knighton, who is No. 65 on PFT’s list of the top 100 free agents, said that he feels like he can fit any defense, although he’s likely to continue to be of the most appeal to teams looking for a big body to occupy space in the middle of the line.

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11 Responses to “Terrance Knighton won’t get emotional about free agency this time”
  1. bigmark67 says: Mar 2, 2016 8:35 AM

    Last year he turned down a good offer from the Raiders and ended up making less with the Redskins and now they don’t want him. Might want to look at getting a different agent.

  2. erock27 says: Mar 2, 2016 8:57 AM

    Steelers could use you

  3. northernpackfan says: Mar 2, 2016 9:00 AM

    What’s the deal with this guy?

    3 teams in 4 years (probably soon to be 4 teams in 5 years), and he’s started all but one game in the past 3 years. Why don’t any of the teams prioritize his signing?

  4. DaveKShape says: Mar 2, 2016 9:09 AM

    He was OK as a Skin – not the havoc-wreaker he was with Denver. He is definitely not anywhere near 355 lbs, either. It showed, too.

  5. broncodanny says: Mar 2, 2016 9:11 AM

    Hey, if the Broncos lose Malik, Pot Roast might be a good fit.

  6. unitunite says: Mar 2, 2016 9:26 AM

    He would have gotten his big paycheck from the Jags years ago, but he showed up overweight after each offseason. Can’t feel sorry for that.

  7. bigjdve says: Mar 2, 2016 9:46 AM

    It would be great to see him back in Washington but I really guess it depends on the money he wants.

  8. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 2, 2016 10:03 AM

    …………….every been on a treadmill?………..

  9. greg3117 says: Mar 2, 2016 10:08 AM

    uhhhhh, I don’t think he added anything special to our run defense. He’s a two down player anyway.

  10. grizzlott says: Mar 2, 2016 10:20 AM

    My money says he comes to CHI. Slide Goldman over to DE, draft DeForest Buckner for the other DE……Booyah.

  11. rmcnulty234 says: Mar 2, 2016 8:40 PM

    Cannot play in a city where high heat and humidity are in place. It showed in the first 8-9 games. That rules out most of the east coast teams. Maybe San Diego or Arizona where it may be hot but not humid.

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