Vikings To Sign OL Tom Compton

The Vikings are set to sign offensive lineman Tom Compton, according to Alex Marvez of The Sporting News. The deal is contingent on him passing a physical. 

Compton, 29 in May, is a native of Rosemount, a suburb of Minneapolis. After 71 career games, he finally gets an opportunity to play for his hometown team.

Compton mostly worked as a reserve during his first five NFL seasons, starting in just 11 of 44 appearances with the Redskins and Falcons. Last year, he wound up starting in five of eleven contests for the Bears. Although he has previous experience at tackle, he played mostly on the inside in 2017.

The veteran will likely take on a reserve role with the Vikings, though he may get a chance to compete for a starting job on the interior. The Vikings are still waiting to find out if Joe Berger will return.

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5 comments on “Vikings To Sign OL Tom Compton

  1. cka2nd

    Good, that’s a start. He”’ fill the role that Jeremiah Sirles filled last year, a four-position fill-in.

  2. MillCity

    I wonder if it would be enough to give up their first 3 draft selections to move up for Quentin Nelson. The Vikings don’t have many glaring needs and a potential “Joe Thomas” type impact on the OL would be worth it to me. Even if they had to throw in an additional 2019 pick or two.. I expect that to also be in the 30 range with the team they have next year. Dream scenario IMO for the Vikes and their fans.

    • sammerhead18

      While that would be great, let’s not forget that we thought we were getting that in Khalil years back. Seems like a bit much to give up. We need depth. Mainly at OL, LB, CB. I agree with you that getting the top Lineman in the draft would be unreal, just don’t know if giving up first 3 picks is worth it. Good news is that we’re aren’t paid to make these decisions, and they guy who is, has been pretty good with the draft process over the years.

      • MillCity

        Just seems like they are going all in for basically the “Kirk window” right now so why stop? I agree no pick is a sure thing and it’s a lot to give up, but would 10 years of all pro play on the line be worth it? Spielman has done a nice job with the drafting so I’m not very worried. Chances are they stay put and take the best OL left in the first. One can dream though…

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