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Report: Broncos DT Terrance Knighton Seeking New Contract



Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com writes that the Broncos are unlikely to negotiate a long-term deal with DT Terrance Knighton despite the fact that he believes he has outplayed his current contract.

Instead, Legwold expects the Broncos to allow Knighton to play out the final year of his contract and see where things stand at that point in time.


Brandon Krisztal of the Denver Post reports that a source close to Broncos DT Terrance Knighton has informed him that Knighton and his representatives believe he has outperformed his contract and are looking for a new deal.

Knighton, 27, signed a two-year contract worth $4.5 million and will make $1.5 million for the 2014 season. He came up big for the Broncos in the AFC Championship game against the Patriots totaling four tackles, two of which came for a loss, and a crucial sack that had a big impact on field position.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 defensive tackle in the league this past season and graded out almost as good as an interior pass rusher as he did in run defense, which is really something for a guy of his size.

I’m sure the Broncos would be willing to discuss an extension if their cap situation was better than it currently is. As things stand right now, Denver is projected to have over $12 million in cap space, but they also have a number of key free agents to address as well as some important extension candidates to take care of as well, so we’ll have to if they even engage in long-term talks with Knighton this offseason.


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i will always side with the players on football contract disputes. this is because if the player plays bad, the team can simply cut him because the contracts are non-guaranteed. therefore, why should a player not get a raise for outplaying their non-guaranteed contract? if you want the players to shut up, guarantee their contracts. then it is quite easy and reasonable to tell the player to just play out their contract as the team is bound, too. as it is now, the player assumes just about all of the risk and that is not fair.

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