Redskins re-sign starting linebacker Will Compton

Will Compton intercepts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ASHBURN, Va. – The Redskins retained their defensive captain Monday when they re-signed inside linebacker Will Compton to a one-year contract. Compton will make $1.8 million in 2017.

The former Nebraska Cornhusker has appeared in 48 games for the Redskins with 30 starts since entering the league as a college free agent in 2013. Last season, Compton registered career-highs in tackles (104), fumbles forced (1), and fumbles recovered (2).