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Knighton retires; hopes to pursue coaching 

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Terrance Knighton has decided to retire. The defensive tackle is the latest player in the past few years to retire age 30 or younger.

Now that he’s done with the NFL, he hopes to pursue coaching. At this time, it is not clear what level he would like to coach at.

Terrance Knighton, No. 98 (Getty Images)

Terrance Knighton, No. 98 (Getty Images)

He went to the New England Patriots training camp. However, he was released by the team prior to the start of the season.

In October, the Washington Redskins brought him in for a tryout. Following that tryout, Jay Gruden and their front office elected not to sign him. No other team signed him.

He played seven seasons in the NFL. He was a third-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Knighton spent four-years with the Jaguars. He then spent the next two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

He last played during the 2015 season with the Washington Redskins.

In his career, he made 96 starts in a 108 games. He had 230 tackles, 14 sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

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