Oct 4, 2009; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (96) reacts during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Jaguars won 37-17. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE

Knighton May Be Back Earlier Than Expected

God bless modern medicine!  While our own Zain Gowani is one of the few people I know with actual medical backgrounds (or at least in the process of getting it), it’s nice to hear good news from any doctor.  Knighton just got some good news.  After being hit in the eye during a night club altercation, it was feared that DT Terrance Knighton may not be able to play for about three months.  Some speculated longer and poorer performance based on eye injuries to other football players in the past.

But it appears that will be changing.

Knighton recently tweeted:

 

This is especially great since Knighton is a major part of the Jaguars’ superior defense.  Without him, the Jags would be reliant upon the untested talents of oft-injured D’Anthony Smith to fill the void.

There was some speculation heading into the draft that the Jags could be in the market for an earlier round defensive tackle.   The Jags took DT Jeris Pendleton of Ashland in the seventh round but were confident in the defensive tackle rotation they had established.  With Knighton receiving good news from his eye doctor, it appears that the Jaguars’ faith in the rehabilitation of Knighton will be rewarded.

Whether the Jags ever admit it or not, without Knighton the Jaguars front four will greatly suffer.  Pot Roast does wonders even when out of shape, and by all accounts he is coming into this season in prime condition.

– Luke N. Sims

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