After not seeing much action in the early stages of free agency, Terrance Knighton has really started to receive some interest in his future services during the past day or so. And it looks like that intrigue will continue into Wednesday.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the nose tackle visited with the Patriots on Tuesday, and he'll be heading to talk with the Redskins, the team he spent the 2015/16 season with, tomorrow.
Washington and Knighton originally parted ways back on March 7, when the 29-year-old thanked the DMV for welcoming him and said in a tweet that, "The Pot Roast train has been told to move on." However, the Redskins have yet to make a move to fill the position Knighton plays, and perhaps will look to do so by re-signing him as opposed to picking up a new piece via free agency or the upcoming NFL Draft.
One person who'll be thrilled by this report? Pot Roast's buddy, Chris Baker, who recently ignited a mini campaign using the hashtag #KeepPotRoastInDC as a way to promote the return of No. 98. Baker put up a photo of Knighton on Instagram Monday saying that Knighton has already become "much slimmer" than he was during the year.
The seven-year veteran plays a spot on the defensive line where it's difficult to measure his impact, due to the lack of opportunities to pick up sacks or other stats. But his Redskins teammates often spoke of his leadership and the example he set in what proved to be a major bounce-back campaign for the franchise.
Originally, it seemed as if Knighton's time in D.C. would only span one season. You'd have to imagine that the chances of that number growing to two, though, must be increasing, at least a little, with news of his impending visit.