The Redskins have moved offensive tackle Tom Compton from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Compton takes the roster spot that was vacated when Cedric Griffin began serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Compton was a sixth-round pick of the Redskins in this year’s draft out of South Dakota. He was waived at the final cutdown just before the season started and he has been on the practice squad all year.
He is not expected to get into the lineup barring injury. The Redskins have been starting the same five offensive linemen all year and they are leading the league in rushing yardage. There have been reports that other teams wanted to sign Compton away from the practice squad. The Redskins like his potential and moving him to the 53-man roster locks up his rights for the rest of this year and beyond.
Linebacker Kourtnei Brown and cornerback Korey Lindsey were signed to the practice squad.