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Tom Compton | Tackle | #79

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 313
College: South Dakota
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (193) / WAS
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Vikings signed OL Tom Compton, formerly of the Bears.
Compton started five games at guard last season for the Bears, and he has also made starts at tackle in his career. He should compete for a swing role in Minnesota. Mar 22 - 11:44 AM

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Bears LG Tom Compton suffered a hip injury in Sunday's game against the Bucs, and will not return.

Compton was filling in for Kyle Long (ankle). C Cody Whitehair has slid to the left slide, with Hroniss Grasu checking in at center.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Bears signed OT Tom Compton, formerly of the Falcons.

Compton is a career reserve. He played just 70 snaps for the Falcons last season. The Bears have weak starting tackles in LT Charles Leno and RT Bobby Massie, but Compton shouldn't be in the starting mix.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 10:23:00 PM

Falcons signed OL Tom Compton, formerly of the Redskins.

A sixth-round pick in 2012, Compton is a versatile lineman who was an asset in jumbo sets last season with the Redskins. He will fight for a reserve spot in camp.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Redskins re-signed OT Tom Compton.

He was slated for restricted free agency. Compton's performance was abysmal when forced to start at right tackle late last season, but he's 26 years old (in May) and the Skins may believe he still has room for developmental growth. The Redskins badly need Morgan Moses to step up and become a starter.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 03:10:00 PM

The Redskins have benched RT Tyler Polumbus for third-year pro Tom Compton.

Polumbus has been one of the league's very worst tackles this season, so it's not surprising. A 2012 third-rounder, Compton has made zero career starts, but it's time for the Redskins to try something else opposite LT Trent Williams.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Redskins promoted OT Tom Compton from the practice squad.

Washington's sixth-round pick, Compton had been on the practice squad all season. He'll provide depth for the final four games of 2012.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 06:59:00 PM

Redskins signed sixth-round OT Tom Compton to a four-year contract.

He's Washington's fifth draft pick to sign, leaving just RG3, Josh LeRibeus, Kirk Cousins, and Keenan Robinson to get under contract. Compton, the 193rd overall pick, goes 6-foot-5, 313 with 34-inch arms, giving him necessary length to stay at tackle. Compton is a zone-blocking system fit because he can get to the second level. He'll play guard or right tackle in D.C.
Sun, May 6, 2012 01:54:00 PM

Redskins selected South Dakota OT Tom Compton with the No. 193 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Compton was a four-year and an all-conference selection since his sophomore year with the Coyotes. While he offers quality size and athleticism to play at the NFL level, Compton will have to improve his strength and footwork to develop into a starter. The Redskins surely appreciate that he gained experience in a zone system at South Dakota.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 04:48:00 PM

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WR31Kendall Wright
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2David Morgan
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2Dieugot Joseph
LG1Nick Easton
2Tom Compton
3Josh Andrews
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