JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Terrance Knighton's vision is nearly back to normal and his waistline is smaller than it's been in years.
Both are encouraging signs for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Although Knighton remains on the physically unable to perform list, the run-stuffing defensive tackle has been a pleasant surprise for the Jaguars in training camp. The player nicknamed "Pot Roast" showed up weighing "sub-330 pounds" and with vision that is closing in on perfect.
That's welcome news since there were serious concerns about his health three months ago.
Knighton injured his left eye while trying to break up a bar fight in early April and needed emergency surgery. Because he couldn't work out afterward, team officials worried that Knighton might gain weight.
Instead, he reported to camp in the best shape of his career.