Patriots Signing DT Terrance Knighton To A One-Year, $4.5M Deal



Terrance Knighton appears to have announced that he’s signing with the Patriots via his Twitter account.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Knighton receives a one-year, $4.5 million contract from the Patriots.


Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports that the free agent DT Terrance Knighton has informed the Patriots that he intends to sign with them.

  • However, Russini adds that nothing has been signed as of now.

Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Knighton was choosing between the Patriots or the Redskins and that a final decision was expected to be made at some point today.

New England had been in the market for interior defensive line help in the past few weeks, and considering where we are in free agency, Knighton was clearly the best available option.

Knighton, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2009. After four years in Jacksonville, Knighton signed on with the Broncos in 2013.

He wound up signing a one-year, $4 million contract with the Redskins after finding a limited amount of interest last year and was once again testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

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.

We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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