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Redskins re-sign Tom Compton

The Washington Redskins re-signed offensive tackle Tom Compton, taking one potential restricted free agent off the market -- on the same day that they released two veterans.

The terms of Compton's contract were not immediately known, but regardless it keeps him in Washington for at least another season. Compton started the last nine games in 2014, taking over for the benched Tyler Polumbus. Compton, a sixth-round pick in 2012, should not be considered a lock to open 2015 as the starter, but he does give the Redskins a backup swing tackle if nothing else -- he can play on the left side, too.

Also, Morgan Moses suffered a Lisfranc injury late last season, which will hinder his development this offseason. Moses might be viewed as the tackle of the future, but he's also someone who teammates said needed a lot of work, so it could take him time to develop. Compton was considered much better in run blocking than in pass protection last season. At the time, the Redskins coaches blamed some of the protection issues on inexperience. For example, he had to get used to working off a silent count, and that led to him being late off the ball at times. Other times he would take a deeper set and get himself in trouble.

Earlier in the day the Redskins released veteran defensive linemen Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield.