Terrance Knighton has announced on Wednesday that he is retiring to pursue a career in coaching after spending 7 seasons playing in the NFL.
Knighton is now 30 years old and spent time with the Jaguars, Broncos and Redskins over his playing career. He last played in 2015, he was picked up by the Patriots last March but was released in August. There were indications that he was struggling with the schemes in New England and was being outperformed by rookies and younger players.
He was not picked up by a team for the 2016 season. He was selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Jaguars and was commonly referred to as “Pot Roast” He spent the first 4 years of his career with the Jaguars where he racked up 7.5 sacks and 140 tackles while forcing 3 fumbles.
In March 2013 he signed with the Broncos and was a big key in the defense against the run. After he time with the Broncos he spent a year with the Redskins though his 2015 campaign proved to be uneventful. The last team he was connected with was the Patriots and with his career now come to a close he has tallied 14 sacks and 245 tackles.