Compton has impressed coaches enough over the last few weeks that he's expected to see more action, the Washington Post reports. Compton has filled in for injuries but has played well enough that he should continue to see game action. He has 18 tackles over the last two games.
Will Compton will start at inside linebacker for the Redskins on Thursday night in place of Perry Riley (calf), reports John Keim of ESPN.com. Last year, Compton notched 60 tackles (39 solo), while logging 35 percent of the defensive snaps and 58 percent of the special teams snaps. Presented with an opportunity to start, he'll look to translate that productivity to the current season.
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury. Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game. Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable. The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys.
The Redskins have ruled defensive end Jason Hatcher (knee) and linebacker Gabe Miller (ankle) were ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Eagles in Week 16. Linebacker Keenan Robinson (knee) was labeled as doubtful, while tackle Trent Williams (shoulder) was deemed as questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest, toe), defensive end Stephen Bowen (ankle), linebacker Will Compton (shoulder), running back Roy Helu Jr. (toe), offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), tight end Jordan Reed (not injury related) and safety Trenton Robinson (illness).
The Redskins enter Week 14 pretty banged up, with 10 players listed on its final injury report for Sunday's game against the Giants. Linebacker Will Compton (shoulder) and defensive lineman Barry Cofield Jr. (illness) were the only two players on the report deemed probable. Defensive end Jason Hatcher (knee), defensive end Kedric Golston (back, foot), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shin), quarterback Colt McCoy (neck) and defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest, toe) were all ruled as questionable. Meanwhile, running back Roy Helu Jr. (toe), safety Brandon Meriweather (toe) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (knee) were all ruled out for the game.