With a couple of holes nevertheless open on the 90-man education camp roster, the Saints have signed throwback middle linebacker Will Compton to compete more than the subsequent couple of weeks for a spot.

If you want to get on the 53-man roster for the New Orleans Saints, one particular of the tougher spots to get your break is as a linebacker. But the Saints now signed former Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans middle linebacker Will Compton.

ESPN’s John Keim broke the story this morning, Wednesday, Aug 21, by way of Twitter. Will Compton initially signed with the Washington Redskins following the 2013 NFL Draft as an undrafted rookie totally free agent out of the University of Nebraska.

Compton is undoubtedly some thing of a throwback. At just below six-foot-1 and at 230-pounds, he’s got very good speed for his blocky develop, operating a four.62 40 and posting a respectable 32-inch vertical at his Pro Day. He also repped out 25 on the 225-pound bench press.

Compton saw two seasons, 2015 and 2016, with the Redskins exactly where he got important starter reps at middle linebacker but his numbers, per Pro Football Concentrate, have been not exactly where they necessary to be: a 39.7 in 2015 and 53.7 in 2016. He looked a lot much better with the Tennessee Titans final season, scoring 76.9 with PFF, but in incredibly restricted rotational and particular teams play.

With Alex Anzalone dealing with a shoulder challenge and Craig Robertson receiving dinged against the Chargers, the Saints are seeking at prospective depth if any has to be brought in for the duration of the initial element of the 2019 Season.

On the roster presently, the Saints have Anzalone, Robertson, Demario Davis, A.J. Klein, Vince Biegel, Kaden Ellis, Josh Martin, Colton Jumper and Darnell Sankey.

That is nevertheless a lot of depth, but the Saints will make each player on the 53-man roster this season earn what ever playing time they get. Linebacker just takes place to be a position at which the Saints are stocked.

Amongst 2015-2016, Compton had 25 begins out of 32 games with 196 total tackles, 111 solo, with six tackles for loss, 4 quarterback hits, a sack, two interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.