“I want the process to happen pretty quickly,” Knighton tells Anderson about being a free agent. “Once the market opens I’m going to decide which one I have the strongest interest in, and move strategically with potential visits from there and not waste my time.”
The Raiders have been linked to Knighton for a few months now, even since they hired Jack Del Rio as their new head coach, so this really isn’t much of a surprise to hear that they’re among the potential suitors.
However, the Bears are an intriguing team given that they hired former Broncos HC John Fox.
One other takeaway is that three of the four teams mentioned for Knighton run 3-4 base defenses and Knighton has played in a 4-3 dating back to his time in Jacksonville.
Knighton, 28, appeared in all 16 games and recorded 30 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle in the league out of 81 qualifying players.
We have Knighton listed as the No. 18 player in our Top 75 Free Agents list.