Terrance Knighton Comes Into Workouts Lighter Than Previous Seasons

NASHVILLE TN - DECEMBER 05: Terrance Knighton #96 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dances back to the sideline after a turnover by the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field on December 5 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has battled with his weight during his tenure in the NFL. Knighton has been a very good player and a stout defensive tackle since being drafted by the Jaguars in the third-round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but has come into camp heavier than the team would have liked the past two seasons. After the 2011 season, the Jaguars told Knighton he needed to slim down before he got to camp instead of working off the weight during camp.

Knighton reported to EverBank Field on Wednesday the lightest he's been since his rookie season. "I'm in the best shape I've been in since reporting as a rookie," Knighton told Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. "The number is a lot ... lower than checking in last year when I came back during camp the high [360s], maybe even low [370s]. I'm 20 pounds less than that. They're happy where I am."

Knighton has struggled keeping weight off during the season as well, seemingly gaining some back towards the end of the season with his play fading, but he is in a contract year so one should probably expect him to keep himself in as best shape as possible.

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