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Knighton picks Patriots over Redskins

Terrance Knighton


Veteran defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has informed the Patriots he will sign with them, ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini reported Thursday.

The Patriots had Knighton in for a visit earlier this week, shortly after finding out that Nick Fairley would be signing with the Saints. Knighton tweeted Thursday afternoon that he’d made a decision -- it was down to staying with the Redskins or joining the Patriots -- but wouldn’t reveal it because his focus was on having a baby girl “any minute now.”

Knighton later confirmed via his Twitter account that he’s headed to New England. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Knighton will sign a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Knighton, 29, was a third-round pick of the Jaguars in 2009. He played four seasons in Jacksonville and two in Denver before signing with the Redskins before last season.

A run-stopper the Redskins listed at 355 pounds last season, Knighton has 14 career sacks.