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Report: Free agent linebacker Will Compton to visit Buffalo Bills

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He’d likely slot in for the now-departed Preston Brown.

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Former Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton will take a free-agent visit to meet with the Buffalo Bills, a source told ESPN Redskins beat reporter ESPN’s John Keim. However, there are no details yet in regards to what day he’ll travel to Buffalo.

The Bills need to find a new starting linebacker with four-year starter Preston Brown electing to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals, reportedly on a “hometown discount”. Compton, who has started 33 games the past four seasons, could conceivably fill this void for the Bills. He went undrafted in 2013, but worked his way into major playing time with Washington by his second season.

The Redskins re-signed Compton on a restricted free agent tender last off-season. His 2017 campaign was short, though, as he was placed on injured reserve after playing just nine games after suffering a Lisfranc sprain.

He owns career numbers of 282 tackles, one sack, and three interceptions.