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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

December 24, 2013




LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have promoted linebacker Will Compton to their active roster from their practice squad. The team also signed free agent linebacker Adrian Robinson to its active roster and signed free agent tight end Gabe Miller to its practice squad. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. In addition, the team placed linebacker Nick Barnett on its Reserve/Injured list.


Compton (6-2, 230) originally signed with the Redskins as a college free agent on May 2, 2013. He was waived on Aug. 31 before signing to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 1.


Compton played collegiately at Nebraska, where he appeared in 50 games with 37 starts. He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection whose 247 career tackles rank 12th in school history.


Compton, 24, attended North County H.S. in Bonne Terre, Mo., where he received first-team all-state honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association as a senior. He was born on Sept. 19, 1989.


Compton will now wear No. 53.


Robinson (6-1, 250) originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a college free agent on April 30, 2012. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 23 of this season before being waived by the Eagles on Aug. 30. He was acquired off waivers by the Denver Broncos on Sept. 1and was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 15. He signed with the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 12 and was released by San Diego on Dec. 7.


Robinson played collegiately at Temple, where he appeared in all 50 of the Owls’ games from 2008-11, starting 38. He earned 2011 first-team All-MAC honors as a senior in 2011 after starting all 13 games at defensive end, finishing fourth on the team with 52 tackles, including a team-best 13.5 tackles for loss, a team-high 6.5 sacks, an interception and a blocked kick.


Robinson, 24, attended Harrisburg (Pa.) H.S., where earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior. He was born on Nov. 21, 1989.


Miller (6-3, 257) was originally drafted as a linebacker by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Chiefs on Aug. 31, 2012 and had brief practice squad stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears before spending the 2013 offseason with the Bears. He was released by the Bears on Aug. 25, 2013.


Miller played collegiately at Oregon State, where he played in 47 contests with 24 starts, including 17 at defensive end. He started 12 games as a senior co-captain in 2010, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.


Miller, 26, attended Lake Oswego (Ore.) H.S., where he was named the 4A Defensive Player of the Year as a

linebacker and earned honorable mention accolades at tight end during his prep career.


Barnett (6-2, 228) appeared in 14 games with Washington this year in his 11th NFL season.


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This is a welcome move for me. Liked Will Compton in training camp and pre-season. Hopefully with one game to show his abilities he gets the playing time along with Chase Minnifield to get a chance to play Sunday.


Although I would love to see Adam Gettis have his chance at guard I know Shamaham is just too arrogant to allow it.

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Why the hell is Josh LeRibeus still on this team? What a waste of a 3rd round pick.


No one knows if he is truly a waste, as I remember he got into Shamaham's doghouse early this season because he wasn't conditioned coming into camp, but lest we forget the same was said about Trent Williams too. There is just too much evidence that if as most young guys do, make a simple mistake with Shamaham he holds you down and makes inferences that you are just crap. We've seen it with Fred Davis, Chad Reinhart who I might add is having a great season in San Diego. Also he is a player we drafted gave up on and let San Diego get him off waivers with nothing to show for it.


I'm with GHH, let's keep our powder dry until we can see his true potential with a new coaching staff and scheme. Who knows... we might already be closer with the players we have. Like so many of our key players they are being utilized out of their natural positions, where I might add they were more effective coming out of college. Sure one can say they are having notable success, but to my mind they would have better impact if used correctly.

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Wonder what experienced DC would want to come here and not be a HC? Lovie most likely will want to be a HC, Wisenhunt will want to be a HC, Cowher if able to be lured will want to be a HC. So who would be willing to come in and be DC/Asst. HC to help out Briles run an NFL team? Then let Briles run the offense. Hopefully he brings in his OC from the college level.

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