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Tom Compton signed by the Jets

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The Jets have announced the signing of offensive lineman Tom Compton.

Compton is a veteran journeyman. He has been in the league since 2012, and the Jets will be his fifth team. He spent 2018 with Minnesota, starting 14 games at guard.

I would imagine he projects as the primary backup at both guard spots. Compton doesn’t really solve the issues the Jets have in the starting lineup, but he does profile as a functional depth piece for the Jets. Over the last few years, the Jets’ cast of backups comprising of the Ijalana’s, Qvale’s, Harrison’s, and Dozier’s of the world has been subpar at best and unplayable at worst. This is at least an experienced guy who has some track record of credible play. Even if you don’t want him starting for 16 games, he is better than a lot of the backups teams are running out there in today’s NFL.