Terrance 'Pot Roast' Knighton joins the Patriots' defensive line rotation

The man known as Pot Roast might not understand why he keeps bouncing around the league, but free agency worked out pretty well for him this time around. Thursday, Terrance Knighton reportedly landed with the New England Patriots.

As first reported by PG Sports (and later confirmed by NFL Network, which reported the deal is a one-year contract worth $4.5 million), Knighton will be joining the Patriots -- not the Redskins.

Knighton also provided his own kind of confirmation.

A year ago, Knighton failed to land a long-term deal with the Broncos, so he jumped ship to the Redskins. Upon arrival, he declared himself "the biggest steal" of free agency, per Sports Illustrated. Knighton, a run-stuffing nose tackle, played well last season, but didn't cash in with a long-term contract -- something that confuses him.

Knighton won't pile up the sacks for the Patriots (he has 14 since 2009), but he'll be an important contributor in the middle of the trenches. As ESPN's Mike Reiss pointed out, the Patriots prefer to utilize a defensive tackle rotation, which should keep the 354-pound lineman fresh.

Pot Roast is heading to New England. (USATSI)

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Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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