June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (96) during minicamp at Florida Blue Health

Terrance Knighton Ready To Go

Training Camp is finally upon us!  There’s plenty of information to be had for us Jaguars addicts and maybe, just maybe, some of the players will put on a show.

Terrance Knighton guarantees to be spectacular.

There has been a lot of hullabaloo about the Jaguars defensive tackle as he trimmed down during the offseason to make sure that he was ready for the season.  General Manager Gene Smith guaranteed he’d be set for life if he showed up ready for the season in shape.

His weight has been an issue for a while, but since he’s been working hard all offseason to be in shape for training camp, the biggest concern actually became a freak eye injury.  Knighton was hit with a bottle during an incident at a night club.  Eye injuries have been notoriously difficult for some NFL players to come back from.  We worried that this would derail his fitness routine, his offseason, and the entire defense for the Jaguars.

All our worry appears to be for naught.

Knighton has reported for camp, is ready to go, and looks straight mean.  Coming in at under 330 pounds (his lightest ever during his NFL career), Knighton is a slimmed down version of the overweight man who has reported for camp the past three years.  He is fitter and appears to have recovered from poor eating habits and eye surgery.  While not at 100% with the eye, Knighton says that he’s ready to start and get back out on the football field.

The doctors appear to be pretty thrilled with his recovery (as are we!) and he has been medically cleared to participate.  It’s good to have Knighton back, even if there’s a little bit less of Pot Roast.

– Luke N. Sims

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