Even though Patriots coach Bill Belichick resists terming the third preseason game a dress rehearsal for the regular season, it seemed telling that defensive tackle Terrance Knighton didn’t play in last Friday’s game against the Panthers.
On Monday, it was confirmed that pot roast won’t be on the team’s menu this season. Knighton bid farewell to the Patriots on Twitter amid reports that the team has released him.
Knighton got a $250,000 signing bonus when he agreed to a deal with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason and earned more via a workout bonus, but, like running back Donald Brown, that didn’t buy him a spot on the roster. Knighton had other interest in free agency and has been a useful player in Jacksonville, Denver and Washington so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him surface somewhere else sooner rather than later.