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Washington checking out Phil Taylor and Terrance Knighton

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

Washington seems intent on adding some size to the middle of their line to help their run defense.

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, veteran defensive tackles Phil Taylor and Terrance Knighton are working out for the team today.

Knighton’s a known commodity, as he started 15 games there last year. But that didn’t lead to the contract he was hoping for, so he went to New England, but was cut in the preseason and hasn’t turned up since.

Taylor, a former first-rounder of the Browns, has been a good run-stopper when well. But that hasn’t been lately, as the Broncos put him on injured reserve in July, releasing him after that. He didn’t play in 2015 after being released by the Browns, and he’ll need to prove that his knee will allow him to play.

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13 Responses to “Washington checking out Phil Taylor and Terrance Knighton”
  1. clayton268921 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:00 AM

    Don’t understand fans obsession with pot roast. He can’t be an upgrade if no one in the NFL wants him.

    That being said, despite yesterdays performance, our defense is a couple years away. Need to draft heavy next year all over the place and stop with these terrible FA signings.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 10, 2016 11:02 AM

    I want them both. We are literally a defensive line away from representing the NFC in the Superbowl. We are set at every level on the field except D-Line and I defy anyome to say otherwise!!!

  3. jjb0811 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:05 AM

    Those crafty Browns traded back w/ Atlanta giving up Julio for Taylor and few other players off the team and most out of the league now.

  4. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 10, 2016 11:22 AM

    Nothing is going to help this team stop the run

  5. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:02 AM
    I want them both. We are literally a defensive line away from representing the NFC in the Superbowl. We are set at every level on the field except D-Line and I defy anyome to say otherwise!!!
    ______________________________________
    Matt Jones the leading rusher had 14 carries for 31 yards, averaging a whopping 2.2 yards per carry.

    Kirk Cousins is a bottom 8 NFL quarterback with 5 interceptions through 5 games.

  6. fafaflunky says: Oct 10, 2016 11:34 AM

    I cant believe im gonna type this. I agree with logical. sign them both. Rotate them. No club wants them should be able to get them on the cheap.

  7. fafaflunky says: Oct 10, 2016 11:37 AM

    Why is a pathetic vikings fan in this club based thread. Oh i know thats what clubs with no rings do. Purple richard eaters

  8. chadsmith013 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:04 PM

    the Fins could use him for their putrid run D.

  9. rainsarge says: Oct 10, 2016 12:08 PM

    Knighton was a stud run stopper don’t know why we cut him

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:39 PM

    Knighton made no effort at all with the Pats this preseason.

    He just assumed since he was a vet and signed to a decent but not huge contract that he would automatically make the team.

    He was outplayed by rookies and undrafted FAs as a result and got a big surprise when he was cut.

    Good luck with this one Redskins, he won’t be helping you much at all. I can only imagine that since the Pats cut him he hasn’t worked out much and has probably gained 20 pounds and will be that much slower and less motivated.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 10, 2016 3:35 PM

    Knighton made no effort at all with the Pats this preseason.

    He just assumed since he was a vet and signed to a decent but not huge contract that he would automatically make the team.

    He was outplayed by rookies and undrafted FAs as a result and got a big surprise when he was cut.

    Good luck with this one Redskins, he won’t be helping you much at all. I can only imagine that since the Pats cut him he hasn’t worked out much and has probably gained 20 pounds and will be that much slower and less motivated.

    It’s funny how this commenters posts on every thread as if he some guru with a 🔮. Instead he is just a bandwagon team jumping Pat’s fan? Has it entered your little mind that both of these guys may have learned a lesson and have become more motivated…it’s easy to hit the negative keystrokes as an internet guru but real tough to make an NFL team…I am rooting for both to get a chance…

  12. seven7cg says: Oct 10, 2016 3:47 PM

    Pot Roast plays first down then takes a sandwich break.
    His second down snickers and strawberry soada are in his dorm fridge under he Gatorade table.
    He’s a lazy fat kid.

  13. thirdistheworrd says: Oct 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    clayton268921 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:00 AM
    Don’t understand fans obsession with pot roast. He can’t be an upgrade if no one in the NFL wants him.

    That being said, despite yesterdays performance, our defense is a couple years away. Need to draft heavy next year all over the place and stop with these terrible FA signings.
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    A. I think the idea is that Pot Roast will be an upgrade over nothing. This D-Line is in desperate need of rotational players. Chris Baker is great, but did you see how winded he was by the end of the game? Just having Knighton sit down in the middle of the line for 3 or 4 plays a game is an upgrade right now.
    B. What free agent signings? McCloughan went the Ted Thompson route this year and only brought in two free agents (not counting Norman). Only four of the starting 22 players were not drafted by the Redskins.

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