Washington Redskins Rumors: Is Terrance Knighton Headed to Free Agency?

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Feb 16, 2016 09:46 AM EST
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks as general manager Bruce Allen looks on during a press conferences at Redskins Park Team Auditorium."

The Washington Redskins are looking to trim some of the fat on their roster as we get closer to free agency.

It currently appears that Terrance Knighton could be released to free up some cap room. Knighton was not as effective as advertised as he allowed 4.23 yards per carry to opposing running backs. Knighton was expected to be the focal point of stopping the run for the Redskins however he proved to be a liability when on the field. Knighton also carries with him a $4 million cap hit, and at the age of 29 he will soon pass his athletic prime.

Knighton was supposed to bolster this offense however after suffering some buyer's remorse the Redskins might look to release him so they can be competitive in free agency. Knighton only recorded 29 combined tackles and 1.5 sacks this season so his production does leave something to be desired. The Redskins could look to sign a younger nose tackle such as the San Francisco 49er's Ian Williams or the Jets Damon Harrison.

Both Harrison and Williams are under 28 and had solid seasons. The Redskins could also look to draft a nose tackle as the 2016 NFL Draft as it is deep with talent on the defensive line. The Redskins will look to reload as they will attempt to defend their NFC East title. 



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