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Pats Pulpit Apr 22, 2016

Patriots DT Terrance Knighton will be recruiting Kevin Durant to the Celtics

The Celtics might not be the frontrunner for free agent Kevin Durant this summer, but Patriots new DT Terrance Knighton won't let that stop him from recruiting. Are you following new Patriots defensive tackle Terrance Knighton on Twitter yet? If not, you probably should be. "Pot Roast" is one of the more entertaining and enthusiastic Patriots tweeters out there, the second of which the Patriots picked up this offseason (we see you, Chris Long). As it turns out, he’s a pretty huge Celtics fan as well. Growing up in the Hartford area, Knighton is a long time Celtics fan, often Tweeting out...
Pats Pulpit Apr 22, 2016

2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Temple LB Tyler Matakevich; Undersized and Highly Productive

For the last four years, he has been productive and the unquestioned leader of Temple's defense – sounds like a prototypical Patriot. The New England Patriots have one of the best linebacker duos in the NFL. Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins are building-block players, around which to construct a defense. Both are exceptionally good against the run and the pass, and both are only entering their prime. However, the two have missed multiple games in the past – a combined eight contests in 2015 – putting pressure on those behind them. New England's linebacker depth has seen a bit of...
Pats Pulpit Apr 9, 2016

Breaking Down DT Markus Kuhn's One-Year Deal With the Patriots

Judging by his contract, New England's newest member has to fight for his roster spot. On Thursday, the New England Patriots added yet another body to their defensive tackle depth chart: 29-year old Markus Kuhn, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the New York Giants. Kuhn will offer depth and experience behind Malcom Brown, Dominique Easley, Alan Branch and Terrance Knighton. However, when it comes to his chances of joining the aforementioned quartet on the Patriots' roster, Kuhn does not come close to the four (near-)roster locks. A closer look at his contract reflects...
Pats Pulpit Apr 7, 2016

New England Patriots Links 4/07/16 - Patriots Always 'All-In' for a Championship Season

Daily news and links for 4/07/16 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino notes that as a resident of Connecticut growing up, Terrance Knighton made the decision to go with Boston sports teams over New York.  /Smaht. Angelique Fiske tells us what she learned about Terrance Knighton from his Twitter. Paul Perillo describes the spirited debate when the Patriots Hall of Fame committee met to discuss this year's nominees. John Rooke's View from Above: Quiet time isn't really quiet. Player Spotlight: K Stephen Gostkowski. 2016 Draft Prospect Highlights: Safeties. Conference Call Transcript: Terrance...
Pats Pulpit Apr 7, 2016

Patriots 2016 NFL Draft Positional Rankings and Big Board 2.0

After the initial wave of free agency, the New England Patriots no longer have glaring needs in the 2016 NFL Draft and I think that simplifies the draft evaluation approach. The team needs immediate help at running back, and that's about it. There is definitely a need for future starters at wide receiver, offensive tackle, and cornerback. And the team is banking on serious growth from the interior linemen, defensive line, and the secondary in 2016. Previously I had looked at tight end and linebacker, but since they are no longer a position of need, I'll be supplementing with cornerback and...
Pats Pulpit Apr 7, 2016

Projecting What Patriots WR Chris Hogan Will Produce to be Considered a Success

There was an extremely interesting debate in the comments section about new Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan that I thought deserved some discussion. The basic question was what does WR Chris Hogan have to produce to be considered a success? Former Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell averaged 745 yards in his two seasons with the team, at the low price of $3 million per season. Danny Amendola picked up 648 yards this past season on a contract set at $4.25 million per year, and he's considered to be overpaid. Julian Edelman has averaged 890 yards per scrimmage over the past two seasons...
CSN Washington Apr 6, 2016

'Pot Roast' Knighton on free agency: The Redskins showed interest, late

'Pot Roast' Knighton's decision to sign with the Patriots makes sense even to the most casual of NFL fans - but perhaps another reason came into play.
Pats Pulpit Apr 6, 2016

Patriots DT Terrance Knighton's Contact is Half of What Was Originally Reported

When news of the New England Patriots signing of defensive tackle Terrance Knighton surfaced, the contract was reportedly one year for $4.5 million. Not so fast. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Knighton's contract is a lot more team friendly than expected. Base Salary: $900,000 Signing Bonus: $250,000 Workout Bonus: $100,000 Per-Game Roster Bonus: $31,250 (total of $500,000) Likely to be Earned Incentives: $300,000 Cap Hit: $2,018,750 Based upon this salary structure, Knighton can't be considered a roster lock- unlike tight end Clay Harbor. Knighton will have to make the roster in order to...
Pats Pulpit Apr 6, 2016

Patriots TE Clay Harbor Receives Big Signing Bonus and Might Be a Roster Lock

It seems that Bill Belichick was playing chess with the tight end position while I was busy learning how to color inside the lines. The Patriots picked up a contract option for Rob Gronkowski (expected) and then acquired Martellus Bennett from the Bears (possibly the biggest move of the Patriots offseason). The signing of former Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor flew under the radar, but perhaps it deserves more attention. Harbor received a whopping $400,000 signing bonus, per the Globe's Ben Volin, which pretty much guarantees him a roster spot this season. Volin also notes that the contract...
Pats Pulpit Apr 6, 2016

Patriots LB Shea McClellin's Contract Has Hidden Incentives and He Could Eventually Replace Rob Ninkovich

The New England Patriots signed former Chicago Bears 1st round pick Shea McClellin to a three-year deal valued at $9.05 million. The Globe's Ben Volin unearthed some additional contract incentives that point to a potential future plan for McClellin. Per Volin, McClellin has a $250,000 bonus in each year if he makes the Pro Bowl. McClellin also has $250,000 bonuses if he surpasses 70% and 80% of his snaps in 2016, and then more $250,000 bonuses if he cracks 60%, 70%, and 80% in 2017 and 2018. This highlights two potential starting roles that the Patriots have in mind for McClellin. The...
Pats Pulpit Apr 3, 2016

Sunday NFL Thoughts: Pot Roast vs Hicks and Fairley, Scott Chandler Out of Football?, Projecting First Overall Pick

1. A hurdle for Patriots fans this upcoming season will be processing Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio's decision to pay for one season of defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, instead of pursuing the younger Akiem Hicks or the cheaper Nick Fairley. Hicks signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bears that included $5 million in guaranteed money. Fairley signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Saints, who also had to factor in some salary cap magic to make the deal work. While we don't know the full details of Knighton's contract at this point, the general framework is a...
CSN Washington Apr 1, 2016

Redskins will look to the draft to upgrade defensive line

With Terrance Knighton headed north, the Redskins’ defensive line remains a work in progress. But even had Pot Roast stayed in D.C. the unit still would have been under construction.
Patriots Gab Mar 31, 2016

Patriots sign DT Terrance Knighton to one-year del

The New England Patriots will sign DT Terrance Knighton, nicknamed pot roast, to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter. Terrance Knighton is a former Jaguars, Broncos, and Redskins defensive tackle, who will be a nice pickup for the Patriots who continue to collect nice talent around the league. […]
CSN Washington Mar 31, 2016

Terrance Knighton on the move—again

Terrance Knighton had a decision to make and he decided to move on once again.
Washington Post Mar 31, 2016

Terrance Knighton chooses Patriots over Redskins

The man they call 'Pot Roast' is headed to the AFC East as he announces he's agreed to sign with New England.

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