The Washington Redskins have reportedly continued their over-haul of the defensive line, signing former Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The #Redskins will continue to beef up their front line. Source says Terrance Knighton is expected to sign with #Redskins. #PotRoast2DC— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2015
By adding Paea and Knighton, the Redskins have added some serious assets to their defensive line. Adding Knighton gives Joe Barry a massive nose tackle (6'3 331) capable of eating blocks, stuffing the run and getting after the passer.
Weight and age (Knighton turns 29 before the 2015 season) are the only knocks on the former Bronco, who has been one of the more dominate interior defensive lineman in the NFL during his time in Denver.
Knighton will have plenty of motivation to wreak havoc in Washington, signing a 1 year, 4 million dollar contract. This signing will provide the Redskins with great value, considering that Knighton is still performing at a high level.
The Redskins are also hosting a talented corner, former 49er, Chris Culliver. Culliver is 26 years old who possesses the combination of length and speed that new secondary coordinator Perry Fewell wants in his players. Culliver is a young and talented player who would immediately contribute to a secondary that has given up far too many big plays.
[UPDATE: 1:50 pm, 3/13/15] Knighton has officially signed his contract with the Redskins
Mission #PotRoastToDC accomplished. DL Terrance Knighton signs with the #Redskins. #HTTR pic.twitter.com/1Bm0VHRIRZ— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 13, 2015