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

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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.