Terrance Knighton was regarded as one of the top interior defensive tackles in 2015 free agency. He could be one of the top interior defensive tackles in 2016 free agency, too.
Until then, Washington has gotten one heck of a bargain.
Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Knighton’s one-year deal (reported widely as being worth $4 million), pays out $2.95 million guaranteed. Another $500,000 is tied to per-game roster bonuses, and another $450,000 will be paid based on his ability to comply with specific weight clauses.
Another $100,000 can be earned by participating in the team’s workout program.
Oakland also was interested in Knighton, but he described the offer from the Raiders as “not close to what I was looking for.” Coincidentally (or not), the Raiders later paid defensive tackle Dan Williams $15.2 million fully guaranteed on a four-year, $25 million contract.