Will Compton has found a new home with the Tennessee Titans. The former Washington Redskins linebacker reportedly signed a 1-year deal worth up to $2 million. Compton was one of 3 free agent inside linebackers with starting experience for Washington, but the only one not re-signed this year. The Redskins brought back last year's Week 1 starting duo of Mason Foster(2 years, $4 million) and Zach Brown(3 years, $21 million). The Redskins reportedly made an offer to Compton, along with the Bills, but Compton moved on to Tennessee.
Compton spent the last 5 seasons with the Redskins after the team brought him in as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in 2013. He worked his way up from a backup and special teamer to become a defensive captain and starter. He lost his starting role last season with the arrival of Zach Brown, but still started 3 games due to various injuries to the LB corp. Compton’s season also ended due to injury when he suffered a Lisfranc sprain against the Vikings.
Compton had this message for the fans on his departure from the team that gave him a chance in the NFL.
Before I get all amped, I really want y’all to know this was also hard as hell— Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 2, 2018
I loved playing for the @Redskins and the hardest part was leaving my teammates, coaches, training staff, and strength staff
It’s been such a family for me and I’m going to truly miss everyone
I love y’all man. Even you reporters out there in the DC area . It’s been a pleasure— Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 2, 2018
Here’s to the memories made, and the many more to come
Beavis and Butthead have been split up...
It’s been a pleasure bro @_willcompton pic.twitter.com/1pU0OgmlK1— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) April 2, 2018
UPDATE: Contract details
Will Compton's deal w TEN is 1Y/$1.25M, incl $1M base + $250K total g'tee (all sign bonus). Tiny. #Redskins must not have tried v hard to keep.— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) April 10, 2018