The Redskins tendered restricted free agents Chris Thompson and Will Compton. Both players can now negotiate with other teams, though should either player receive an offer sheet, the Redskins have seven days to match.
The team decided to give Thompson a second-rounder tender. That will pay him a $2.7 million salary if he plays on that deal. If the Redskins decline to match the offer sheet they will get a second-round pick as compensation. Compson got a low/original round tender, worth $1.8 million. That gives the Redskins the right to match an offer sheet for Compton but since he wasn't drafted they would get no compensation if they decline to match.
Thompson proved how valuable he can be as a running back in 2016, serving as the veteran of the position group and setting career highs with more than 700 total yards and five touchdowns. A capable receiver out of the backfield that showed he can take on blitzers in the pocket, Thompson gained more and more playing time as the season progressed.
Compton came off a strong finish to the 2016 season to be named a defensive captain in 2017. In 15 games, Compton recorded 128 tackles, good for second most on the team, to go along with an interception and two fumble recoveries.
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