Baltimore Ravens Free Agent Rumors: Terrance Knighton Draws Interest


Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) reacts to a play during the first quarter of the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

After trading Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens seem likely to hand the reigns of the defensive front to Timmy Jernigan and Brandon Williams.  But they may also be eyeballing a little help in the form of a free agent, in this case former Denver Bronco Terrance Knighton, as reported by Troy Renck at the Denver Post.

“Pot Roast,” as Knighton is affectionately known, was widely expected to be follow old pal Jack Del Rio to Oakland, but didn’t quite receive the big money offer he expected, which is reported to be around $8 million a year.  The Raiders instead signed former Cardinal Dan Williams, so that ship has obviously sailed.

If he makes it past Washington without getting his desired cash, Knighton could wise up and lower his asking price.  Playing for a team like the Ravens, Patriots, or Seahawks would certainly help his stock. Knighton is a two down run stuffer, so he isn’t likely to garner the big bucks a more versatile tackle would.

Having said that, Terrance Knighton is a very good two down run stuffer.  Grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 12th best 3-4 nose/defensive tackle in 2014, he was a major reason for the Bronco’s defensive success last season.  Had he been a good schematic fit for incoming Bronco’s defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Knighton likely would be back in blue and orange next year.

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