Redskins Also Hosting DT Terrance Knighton For Visit Today


Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins are also hosting veteran DT Terrance Knighton for a visit on Monday, which comes after the news that Washington is working out DT Phil Taylor today.

This is the first reported interest in Knighton since he was cut loose a few months ago.

Knighton, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2009. He spent four years in Jacksonville before signing on with the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.

Knighton would later sign a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent this past March but was unfortunately cut loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2015, Knighton appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and totaled 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 defensive tackle out of 70 qualifying players.

Taylor, 28, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick by the Browns back in 2011, but was one of the more notable roster cuts at the start of last season.

Cleveland wound up picked up Taylor’s fifth-year option and he was on roster first day of the league year, which fully guaranteed his base salary of $5.477 million. However, Taylor was reportedly dealing with knee issues that led to the Browns moving on.

The Broncos signed him to a contract in February before placing him on injured reserve back in August. However, Denver later released him from injured reserve a few days later.

In 2014, Taylor appeared in just five games and recorded 10 tackles and a pass defense for the Browns.

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