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Too big to practice: Dan Williams and “Pot Roast” Knighton

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

TEMPE, AZ - JULY 28: Defensive tackle Dan Williams of the Arizona Cardinals reports to the team’s training center facility on July 28, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton hasn’t practiced during training camp because he’s out of shape, a fact that would be more surprising if his nickname wasn’t “Pot Roast.”

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio told us at the Scouting Combine that weight was a problem for the promising interior lineman, and that problem hasn’t gone away.

In Arizona, second-year player Dan Williams has similarly been struggling.

“Nose tackle Dan Williams is not in shape, and that’s a huge disappointment to coaches,” Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic wrote.

Williams was a first-round pick last year and is expected to have a big role after a mediocre rookie year. It’s not a huge surprise that some young defensive tackles struggled with the freedom-of-food-choice inherent to a lockout.

Giants tackle Will Beatty is fine to practice, but we couldn’t pass up this quote regarding why he gained 29 pounds in the offseason, via Steve Serby of the New York Post.

“I got engaged on a cruise and I went to Hawaii and that’s an all-you can eat buffet,” Beatty said.