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Terrance Knighton calls the Denver Broncos disrespectful as free agency looms

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The Denver Broncos are having a tough time this off-season with multiple star players futures still massively up in the air with and surrounded by the possibility of leaving.

Firstly, there's Julius Thomas who it seems already has one foot out of the door at Mile High as we reported yesterday.

But now it looks like Terrance Knighton is in an incredibly similar situation, with the defensive tackle coming out and saying that he feels the Broncos and John Elway are disrespecting him when it comes to a new contract.

Disrespectful Denver

According to a report from ESPN, Knighton told reporter Josina Anderson that whilst he wanted to remain a Bronco, he still felt that he was being treated 'somewhat disrespectfully'.

"To be quite honest with you, it's frustrating and it's somewhat disrespectful just knowing how important I was to the team and what the defense could've been without somebody like me," Knighton said. "It's almost like, the longer they wait, the worse it is going to be."

Oakland Lurking

This should come as a real warning to John Elway and co, that if they don't step up their game Knighton will have no problem with walking. Especially with the Oakland Raiders having such a big interest in one of the league's premier defensive tackles.

"So this big, powerful man played well in Jacksonville. We got back together, he played well in Denver and so I appreciate that. I respect that," new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said, trying his best not to tempt fate with the NFL's player tampering rules.

"We have to have those kinds of people in our trenches on the offensive and defensive line in order to play the kind of football we expect to play.”

The 28-year-old Knighton proved a great value signing for the Broncos when he joined in free agency in March 2013. Since making the move from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Knighton has started all 32 regular season games in the last two years.

Knighton was a third round pick by the Jaguars in the 2009 draft, being selected with the 72nd overall pick. He played his college ball at Temple University where he was a star, becoming the team's first ever All-MAC honouree.

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