Saints sign LB Compton, put OL Clark on IR

Field Level Media

August 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm.

The New Orleans Saints added veteran linebacker Will Compton to the 90-man roster Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Compton, who turns 30 next month, played in 57 games (33 starts) in five seasons with the Washington Redskins and 12 games (two starts) last season with the Tennessee Titans.

Undrafted out of Nebraska in 2013, Compton has 286 career tackles with one sack, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

He finished second on the Redskins with 103 tackles in 2016, trailing only linebacker Mason Foster’s 123.

The Saints reportedly placed offensive lineman Chris Clark on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Clark, 33, was carted off the field with an air cast on his right leg in Sunday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers.