Safety scheduled to visit with Packers

Safety Sammy Knight is expected to visit with the Green Bay Packers on Monday. The former Pro Bowler received a contract offer from the Miami Dolphins earlier this week but will visit Green Bay before making a decision.<p>

Knight, 27, is entering his seventh season in the NFL after spending his first six with the New Orleans Saints. He reportedly is seeking a contract that is equal to or more than the $1.9 million salary he was scheduled to receive this season before opting out of his contract with the New Orleans Saints.

If he signs with the Packers, Knight would compete against second-year pro Marques Anderson and former first-round pick Antuan Edwards for the starting strong safety position. Anderson and Edwards were ineffective at times during the 2002 season. The Dolphins are interested in bringing in Knight to compete with Arturo Freeman for a starting role.

Knight's visit with the Packers was delayed by the birth of his daughter, Samone, last week.

"He's one of the smartest players that we've had through here in free agency," Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt said. "The learning part and him being ready to play would not be an issue. We'd like to have him, but we're not pressed. I think he would make our team better."

Talks between Knight and the Pittsburgh Steelers broke off prior to the NFL draft over differences is compensation.

Knight had a breakout 2001 season (six interceptions and 120 tackles), which led to him being named a Pro Bowl starter for the NFC.


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