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LB Will Compton
STATUS: Unrestricted Free Agent
6-1 | 235 lbs
HOMETOWN: BONNE TERRE, MO
ACQUIRED: FREE AGENT - 2020
NFL EXPERIENCE (NFL/TITANS): 7/2
GAMES PLAYED/GAMES STARTED: 90/40 (PLAYOFFS: 2/1)
The Titans brought back free agent Will Compton during 2020 training camp to add depth and competition to the linebacker unit. The 6-foot-1-inch, 235-pounder is a hard-nosed defender that has a reputation as an aggressive, sure-tackling inside linebacker. He spent part of 2019 campaign with the Oakland Raiders after playing in 12 games with the Titans in 2018. Prior to his initial arrival in Tennessee, the University of Nebraska product spent his first five seasons as a member of the Washington Football Team after entering the NFL as a rookie free agent in 2013. Compton provides veteran leadership having served as a team captain for Washington in 2016.
• In 2018, Compton led the Titans with 11 special teams tackles.
• In 2016, Compton registered 104 tackles, five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and an interception.
• In 2015, Compton posted a career-best 122 tackles, a sack, an interception, six passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
• In 2014, Compton ranked second on Washington with 18 special teams stops.
• Prior to his first training camp as a rookie free agent, Compton typed out five personal goals in his iPad that he wanted to accomplish over the next five years. Although he truly never imagined being able to achieve each of the goals, he checked off all the boxes. They included playing a vital role on Washington, earning a starting spot, being named a captain, reaching a specific financial goal by age 27 and doing at least three speaking engagements a year despite no prior experience.
• Compton is the co-founder of the popular podcast Bussin' With The Boys with teammate Taylor Lewan. The two friends host guests on an old Monte Carlo Budweiser bus and discuss any and everything.
• The Bonne Terre, Mo., native was originally signed by the Washington Football Team as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2013.
• Waived by Washington on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
• Signed by Washington to their active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 24, 2013.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on April 6, 2018.
• Signed by the New Orleans Saints as a free agent on Aug. 21, 2019.
• Waived injured by the Saints on Aug. 30, 2019.
• Signed by the Oakland Raiders as a free agent on Oct. 30, 2019.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Aug. 27, 2020.
• Released by the Titans on Oct. 26, 2020 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Nov. 21, 2020.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Nov. 28, 2020.
• Signed by the Titans to their active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 1, 2020.