BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots are hoping opposing offenses get a healthy serving of “pot roast” next season.
The Patriots reportedly signed 29-year-old defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who boasts the colorful nickname “pot roast.” Knighton is a seven-year NFL veteran with 14 career sacks, spending four seasons with the Jaguars, two with the Broncos and last season with the Redskins.READ MORE: Tufts University Student Dies After Choking On Hot Dog In Charity Event Contest
While the move has not been announced by the Patriots, Knighton tweeted out a photo of himself wearing a Patriots helmet on Thursday evening:
The deal is reportedly for one-year, $4.5 million, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter.READ MORE: Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Up To 5.2%, Slightly Higher Than National Average
Knighton recorded 29 combined tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games for Washington in 2015, missing their Week 9 game against the Patriots with a condition called cluster headaches.
The Patriots lost both Akiem Hicks and Sealver Siliga to free agency this off-season, who served as their top backups in 2015, so Knighton will provide New England with more depth along the defensive line. He joins Malcom Brown and Alan Branch at defensive tackle, with Dominique Easley, Chris Jones, Frank Kearse, Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and Joe Vellano also on the depth chart.MORE NEWS: Boston Wine Store Earns 'Small Business Of The Year' Award From US Chamber Of Commerce
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones breaks down the signing, and other areas the Patriots still need to address: