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Terrance Knighton: "I haven't gotten the feeling from the Broncos that I will be back"

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio today and have some interesting things to say, including that he doesn't get the feeling that the Broncos want him back next season.

Knighton who has become a leader on the Broncos defense during the past two seasons is set to become a Free Agent when the new league year begins in March. Many have believed that the Broncos would prioritize Knighton and would re-sign him, but this changes the thinking a bit.

Knighton said after the loss to the Indianapolis Colts that he would like to return to team, but the business side of it had to be worked out.

"I hope to be here, but we’ll just see how the business side works out."

One thing that could be a factor here is former Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio. Del Rio was the Head Coach of the Jaguars when they drafted Knighton, and was the big reason why he signed as a Free Agent with the Broncos. Now with Del Rio on the verge of becoming the new Oakland Raiders Head Coach, could Knighton follow him to Oakland?

It sure seems like Knighton may follow Del Rio to wherever he ends up.

Knighton has also taken to twitter to praise Del Rio, and how he will turn around the Oakland Raiders locker room if/when he is hired by the team.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There's still two months until the new league year begins so a lot can and will happen from now until then.

Now if Knighton were to leave he would leave the Broncos with a gaping hole along the defensive line. Former first round pick Sylvester Williams has been a bit of a disappointment since being drafted by the team, and Marvin Austin and Mitch Unrein are also Free Agents. That would leave defensive end/tackle Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson as potential replacements at defensive tackle.

It's going to be a wild offseason Broncos Country.