DT - FA
Week 5 Outlook
The New England Patriots and DT Terrance Knighton agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million deal on Thursday.
The New England Patriots shuffled the deck on their defensive line in the past two offseasons, losing Vince Wilfork via free agency in 2015 and dealing away Chandler Jones last month replacing them with two veterans who fit the mold of the Patriots in Chris Long and the newly acquired Terrance Knighton. Knighton will provide that big presence on the interior line that Wilfork left while Long will attempt to rejuvenate his career as he has his first opportunity to play with a legit Super Bowl contender.
Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton has been ruled out of the Redskins Week 9 matchup against the New England Patriots due to a migraine. He remained in Washington as the team flew to New England on Saturday.
Losing "Pot Roast" is a big loss for the Redskins defense, who face the tall task of trying to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots this week. Knighton's presence leaves a big void in the run defense, and they'll also miss his ability in the passing game to eat up blocking and free up the edge rushers. It could be a long day for the Washington defense.
Terrance Knighton missed practice on Wednesday with bruised ribs, an injury that occurred at some point during the week one matchup against Miami.
Knighton wasn't sure when the injury occurred during the game, and combined with the fact that he said he would have been out there if it was a game and not a practice shows this may be more of a precautionary move than anything else. He doesn't expect the bruised ribs to keep him from playing Sunday.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Wednesday.
The Redskins are continuing to reshuffle their defensive line this season. They signed Ricky Jean Francois from the Colts and agreed on a four-year deal with Stephen Paea from the Bears on Tuesday. Adding Terrance Knighton would almost fully revamp Washington's weak front from last year.