|Super Bowl champions replace Gibril Wilson with Sammy Knight|
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|Monday, 03 March 2008 12:42|
The signing was disclosed by a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract was not signed. Wilson left the Super Bowl champions for a $39 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Financial terms were not immediately available, but it was believed that the Knight will get a three-year deal worth between $5-million to $6 million.
A 12-year veteran who will turn 33 in September, Knight led the Jacksonville Jaguars with 93 tackles last season. He also had four interceptions and a forced fumble.
Knight added 20 tackles in the postseason, including 13 in the wild-card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Undrafted out of Southern California, Knight played six seasons with the New Orleans, making the Pro Bowl in 2001. He also spent two seasons with Miami and two with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining Jacksonville last season.
Knight will battle returning starter James Butler and Michael Johnson, who played well as a rookie, for a starting job.