Knighton to join Patriots on 1-year deal

Free-agent defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has informed the New England Patriots he’ll be joining the team, as first reported by Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN.

Knighton is signing a one-year, $4.5-million contract, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

After narrowing his options down to returning to the Washington Redskins and heading to New England, Knighton has decided to move on after just one season in D.C.

“Pot Roast” confirmed the news via Twitter on Thursday.

The veteran run-stuffer tallied 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks in limited action in 2015. Knighton could be called upon to play a role similar to former Patriot Vince Wilfork.

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