The Raiders and Terrance Knighton seemed like such a logical fit. The star defensive tackle followed new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio wherever his coaching career took him, from Jacksonville to Denver. Logic suggested that Knighton, an unrestricted free agent, would make a bee-line for Oakland.
The pair spoke glowingly of one another earlier this offseason, but it will not be prelude to another partnership.
Knighton told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Tuesday afternoon that the Raiders are not currently contenders for his services.
"The Raiders made me an offer but it's not close to what I was looking for,” said Knighton, via Anderson. “So, as of right now, the Raiders and Broncos are out of the race. A lot of people had me going to the Raiders because of Jack Del Rio, but I'm now focusing on a few other teams right now."
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The Raiders have Arizona defensive tackle Dan Williams scheduled to visit their practice facility. Williams is a younger, likely cheaper option.
Knighton was looking for a big payday, and is looking elsewhere to get one.