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Report: Raiders “expected to pursue” Terrance Knighton

Terrance Knighton

Terrance Knighton

AP

The Raiders, who tabbed former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their head coach in January, are reportedly likely to make a run at one of Denver’s defensive linemen in free agency.

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Raiders are “expected to pursue” Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who is slated to be an unrestricted free agent.

The 28-year-old Knighton proved a value signing for Denver in free agency in March 2013, starting all 32 regular season games in the last two years. Now, he’s poised to hit the market once again clearly established as one of the top available players at his position.

The question clubs must ask is what they can expect going forward from Knighton, who will be 29 in July. Some might say the time to strike was two years ago, when Knighton had just 61 career games under his belt. Nevertheless, Knighton is still relatively young and should have some prime years left.

No matter what happens, however, the Broncos got two of those prime years, making it one of the club’s better recent free-agent signings.