Compton gets raiseBy Zac Boyer on November 16th, 2012 2:48 pm
The Washington Redskins restructured the contract of offensive tackle Tom Compton, a sixth-round draft pick out of South Dakota who has spent the entire season on the practice squad, after multiple teams tried to sign him to the active roster.Compton said the last attempt came before the Redskinsí bye week, though he didnít know which teams have tried to sign him or how many have expressed interest.
He had repeatedly chosen to stay with the team because of his comfort with the coaching staff, but also because any team signing a player off anotherís practice squad has to keep that player for only three weeks.signing a player off anotherís practice squad has to keep that player for [at least] three weeks. [not obligated any longer].
ďI just figured that itís something like three weeks and then theyíre allowed to release you, so then Iíd be out of luck,Ē Compton said.Players on the practice squad make $96,900 a year, or $5,700 a week. Comptonís contract, restructured after the most recent claim, will now pay him an annual value of $390,000, or roughly $22,950 a week through the remainder of the season.