Former Broncos defensive tackle
The news of Knighton signing follows his visit with the Redskins on Wednesday. In six previous seasons, Knighton has totaled 201 total tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Knighton is signing a one-year, $4 million deal.
An unnamed head coach told Dianna Marie Russine of NBC 4 in Washington D.C., that "teams afraid to sign" former Broncos defensive tackle
Knighton, 28, spent his first four seasons in the league with the Jaguars before joining the Broncos in 2013. He has racked up 201 total tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles through out his six-year NFL career.
Knighton, who played for the Broncos in 2014, is heading into his seventh season in the NFL. The 28-year-old played for the Jaguars for four seasons before joining the Broncos in 2013.
Throughout his career he has 201 total tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Free-agent defensive tackle
"The Raiders made me an offer but it's not close to what I was looking for," Knighton said. "So as of right now the Raiders and Broncos are out of the race. A lot of people had me going to the Raiders because of Jack Del Rio, but I'm now focusing on a few other teams right now."
The Redskins, Colts and Bears were three other teams reported to have "serious interest" in signing Knighton, who recorded 30 total tackles and two sacks last season.
The four teams with "serious interest" in impending free-agent defensive tackle
Knighton said in February he'd be willing to take somewhat of a hometown discount" to remain with the Broncos, but the team has yet to work out a new deal with the defensive tackle with free agency just days away. Knighton recorded 30 total tackles and two sacks in 2014.
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