Last season general manager Scot McCloughan tapped into the free agency pool more than usual to quickly plug a few holes in the Washington Redskins lineup. One of them was nose tackle Terrance Knighton who signed with DC on a one-year, $4 million deal.
Although Pot Roast was allowed to test the free agency waters over the past two weeks and met with the New England Patriots, there is a chance for a reunion in the Nation's Capitol.
ESPN has reported that the Redskins are interested in re-signing Knighton if he is in better shape. It is important for a nose tackle to be massive in the middle to clog up running lanes, but some question whether Knighton was in the best shape because of his inability to stay on the field.
Childhood friend Chris Baker is certainly promising a slimmed down Pot Roast:
Despite a 3-4 defensive scheme that mandates a nose tackle, defensive coordinator Joe Barry said Washington is only the base 3-4 for "maybe 25 percent of the game" on Redskins Nation.
That does not mean Knighton is not needed, especially if the price is right as in the case of Junior Galette. Knighton was a positive locker room presence that is already short on leaders with the release of safety Dashon Goldson.
For what it's worth, Chris Baker is guaranteeing Knighton to be a Washington Redskin for 2016 and has some support from fellow teammates.
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