The Denver Broncos have made another quality signing in this NFL free agency period which began Tuesday. The Denver Post announced a short while ago that the team has signed DT Terrance Knighton to a two-year deal.
This move solidifies a defensive line with another big body that is stout against the run. Knighton weighs 330 lbs and will compliment the re-signing of Kevin Vickerson that the Broncos made yesterday. Knighton was a third round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009, and has played under Jack Del Rio, the Broncos defensive coordinator.
Although Denver had a top five defense in 2012, one of their faults was stopping the run. It seems as if executive vice president of football operations John Elway is trying to change that for 2013.
So far in this free agency period, the Broncos have been able to bring in G Louis Vasquez and WR Wes Welker, re-sign special teams player David Bruton and Vickerson and get DE Elvis Dumervil to buckle and agree to pay cut. Although we do not have a final word on Dumervil, that is a big break if a deal can be worked out soon.
All that is left for Elway and the Broncos is to decide the best route to go with the running back situation. Many of the top free agent backs have been signed, but Steven Jackson is still out there as well as the ability to utilize the draft.
Now that the Broncos have addressed immediate needs on their lines, it will be interesting to see where Elway goes from here.
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