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Terrance Knighton set to sign with Redskins

The Washington Redskins aren't finished beefing up their defensive line after signing Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean Francois over the past week.

Former Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton is expected to sign a one-year, $4 million contract with the Redskins, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the situation.

One of the league's premier run-stuffers over the past two years, Knighton was ranked No. 16 on Around The NFL's list of the Top 101 Free Agents.

He's coming at a bargain rate. Purely a two-down situational player, the 330-pound behemoth with the colorful sobriquet of "Pot Roast" was also hampered by a recent report that he is out of shape.

The Redskins have bounced back nicely after cutting veteran linemen Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen last week. Paea and Jason Hatcher are expected to start on the ends, with Knighton unseating Chris Baker at nose tackle. Baker and Francois provide quality depth.

Ironically enough, Knighton will be the best man in Baker's wedding on Saturday.

New coordinator Joe Barry still has a major excavation project with his secondary, but he's at least starting his Redskins career with a solid front seven following this week's free-agent binge.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast breaks down DeMarco Murray's move to the Eagles and breaks down which teams have been wise in free agency. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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