Knighton played and started for the Redskins last season after signing a one-year contract. "Pot Roast" inked a deal with the Patriots this offseason, but was released during the summer and has remained a free agent.
Despite the apparent interest, the Redskins have passed on signing Knighton at least or now, per source, though more clarification could arise later in the week. Washington signed safety Donte Whitner last Wednesday after the veteran worked out the previous day.
Former Browns DT Phil Taylor also worked out Monday and also remains on hold, according to reports.
Asked about working out Knighton, coach Jay Gruden during his Monday press conference said, "I think we bring people in often during the season on Monday's and Tuesday's. [We] take a look at a lot of different people, in case you have injuries...then you have people in your system. ...There a lot of reasons for bringing people in. We're not going to sign everybody we bring in, but it's good to have a list of emergency type guys in case we need them."
Washington won its third straight game Sunday at Baltimore, but its run defense remained an issue as the Ravens averaged over six yards pr carry. The Redskins are last in the NFL at 5.1 rush yards allowed per carry entering Monday's Week 5 finale.
Of course, with Knighton on board, they were tied for 30th last season (4.8).
For now, it's a waiting game for Knighton, long time friend Chris Baker and anyone wondering if the Redskins will look to make changes on the defensive line before facing Philadelphia Sunday.
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