Reports: Redskins sign defensive tackle Terrance Knighton

By Jake Russell

The Redskins added their second defensive lineman of the week by signing former Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, according to reports.

The deal is for one year and $4 million, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

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The six-year veteran out of Temple has played in 93 of 96 regular season games. He started all 16 games in 2014, logging 30 tackles, two sacks and three passes defended in 2014.

Knighton has been consistent since being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

The decision to sign him to a short, affordable contract has been lauded by NFL pundits. He bolsters a line that has recently signed defensive linemen Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean Francois.

Notes: The Redskins plan to host former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. Brian Orakpo remains in Tennessee as he debates his NFL future following a visit with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s John Keim. Cornerback Brandon Browner, who was scheduled to visit the Redskins today, signed with the New Orleans Saints for three years, $15 million.

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