New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan used his first offseason in Washington to add players and churn the roster in a quest to fortify both lines.
"Yeah, I was (the biggest steal)," Knighton told Banks this week during OTAs. "But I've always bet on myself. I consider myself a premier player in this league, and I've got a lot of football left. This will be my seventh season, so when I hit the table again, there won't be any excuses next time."
"I was actually surprised he was available," Redskins coach Jay Gruden told Banks. "We didn't play Denver last year so I didn't get a big look at him on tape, but I remember from the playoff run they had two years ago and he was damn near unstoppable in there. He's got great hands and it's very tough to sustain a block with him. He sheds blocks extremely well."
Thirty-one other teams passed him by, but Knighton figures as a 16-game starter for a Redskins team that certainly could use help.