Patriots having Pot Roast for lunch, visiting with Terrance Knighton

AP

The Patriots were sniffing around Nick Fairley a bit, and when he signed with the Saints, they moved quickly to line up an option.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots are bringing in Washington defensive tackle Terrance Knighton for a visit today.

Knighton is a different type of big man than Fairley, lacking the kind of pass-rush pop Fairely has shown at times. He has just 14.0 sacks in seven seasons, including stints with the Jaguars and Broncos.

But he’s a reliable run-stopper, and the Patriots could use some depth in the middle of the line.

36 responses to “Patriots having Pot Roast for lunch, visiting with Terrance Knighton

  1. If he signs with the Pats he’ll go from one of the worst bottom feeding teams to one of the best organizations in the league.

    Good move for him if he can live with the money the Pats offer.

  2. It’s about time. The Patriots have been eyeing him for the past two years. Spend another season fighting for an 8-8 record in Washington or spend a season in New England while competing for a championship? Hmmm. Let’s just hope they’re on the same page money-wise, which knowing the patriots I’m sure they’re not.

  3. For the Redskins to need a NT and walk away from this guy says everything.

    He was playing with a one year prove your worth contract and playing with his best friend and still he failed.

    Even if he signs I am sure it will be easy to cut him if he continues his now customary slide.

  4. mikermiker says:
    Mar 28, 2016 11:47 AM
    He’ll think twice once Brady is re suspended.
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    Re-suspended? Huh, don’t remember him missing any games.

  5. I would like to see this happen. Chris Jones and Easly are coming off injury and Siliga signed with Seattle and Branch played well but is in the 30 club….dont let him leave without signing

  6. Did a decent job while at Denver. Thought he could break the bank in free agency. He didn’t. One big drawback, he is not disciplined regarding his weight and conditioning.

  7. Patriot second tier players learn to grocery shop with coupons, buy used cars, and rent cheap, good luck getting money from them. You’ll be paying them after negotiations.

  8. The Patriots missed not having Vince Wilfork in the middle of their D-line last season, and this guy will fill that void (literally). Great signing if they do it, and more bad news for the rest of the AFC East.

  9. NE did not miss Wilfork at all. Don’t e shocked if Vince retires, by the way.

    He’s a sad shell of his fomer self allowing gaping holes down the middle of Houston’s D.

  10. Good player. Good depth. Did you hear the Patriots are early super bowl favorites? Yeah, you already knew. You already knew.

  11. He played well last year. Redskins probably would have kept him, but this years draft class is supposedly very deep at D-Line. Who knows for sure. One thing is definite, Scot McClougan is a top GM and is way better than any schmuck posting on this site.

  12. Knighton’s a good fit in NE. He’s not an upfield guy, but Belichick doesn’t want his interior DLs getting up field. He wants them tying up blockers so the LBs and DEs can get up field. And there’s enough depth along the line that Knighton shouldn’t get worn out over the course of the season. It’ll be a win-win.

  13. Hope it works out but if not I’m still not too worried….
    Don’t want to break the bank to get him…
    1-2 yr deal incentive ridden contract or let him go shopping

  14. What a stroke of luck for ole’ Knighton! The Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins, now the Patriots? All storied franchises and the cream of the crop Superbowl-wise. Unreal. All recent division champs who have won their divisions at least twice each in the last four years. One lucky guy…..

  15. Consummate hole plugger. This guy is so huge and short all he hast to do is stand up from a stance to do his job, nobody is strong enough to move him out of his position. The bad side is that he is so out of shape he can only do that without falling on his face about 20 times a game.

  16. Even if Brady sits, which I doubt(either wins, or loses and appeals), they’ll still be favored against all but maybe 4 teams on their schedule with Garappolo. Not gonna wreck the season. They’ll have the best record in the AFC this yr. Either way.

  17. Just keep the Pot Roast away from the Boston area restaurants otherwise he will blow up, literally.

  18. It was obvious he could not play in the heat and humidity that the DC area is famous for. That limited his options to most east coast teams..other than New England where it gets cooler in the early weeks vs waiting for week 8 or 9 for fall to arrive.

  19. eddiea25 says:
    Mar 28, 2016 2:22 PM
    Patriot second tier players learn to grocery shop with coupons, buy used cars, and rent cheap, good luck getting money from them. You’ll be paying them after negotiations.
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    It’s a little easier going shopping, though, with the money you get from the playoffs, and the Patriots have a reserved seat the AFC Championship game every year!

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