Tuesday, March 12, 2013
DT set to visit Denver
By Tim Kavanagh
UPDATE: Denver needs to add beef to its defensive tackle spot and a pot roast could be the answer.
"Terrance Knighton on his way to visit the Denver Broncos," Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com tweeted.
The man known as 'Pot Roast' played his first three seasons under current Denver defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio.
It's no secret that the Denver Broncos are in the market for some help at DT this offseason, with Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson both hitting unrestricted free agency. But how they go about filling the void is still up in the air.
In general, the team can bolster the DT group via the draft, free agency or both. While the draft prep will ramp up this week at the scouting combine, one veteran name to keep in mind for them in free agency is that of Terrance Knighton. As Mike Klis of the Denver Post points out, Knighton was originally drafted back in 2009 by Jack Del Rio, the Jaguars HC at the time who is now serving as John Fox's DC in Denver. Knighton is but one of many options, but the Del Rio connection may be one that trumps his other possibilities.